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Marques Colston’s next touchdown will break Saints’ all-time record

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When Marques Colston arrived in New Orleans as a seventh-round draft pick out of Hofstra in 2005, he was fighting just to make the roster. If you had told Deuce McAllister, the team’s biggest star at the time, that Colston would some day break his franchise touchdown record, he would have said you were crazy.

But Colston has now tied McAllister’s record, with 55 career touchdowns, and he’s one score away from breaking it. McAllister says he now has to admit that coach Sean Payton was right to put Colston in the starting lineup and trade starter Donte’ Stallworth to make room for him.

“We kind of had our doubts about what Coach Payton had in mind, but he saw something that a lot of us as fans and players didn’t see yet,” McAllister told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I think it was how he prepared, how he came to work. Seeing him put in the time — and going over the middle catching balls. It was never about himself, always about the team. I’ve always respected his game and loved how he came to compete. He’s never been one to gloat, to say it was all about him. He’s an extremely hard worker. To be passed by a player like that, you’re extremely happy and proud for him.”

The 29-year-old Colston, who signed a five-year contract with the Saints this year, may score 100 touchdowns with the Saints before he’s done. Not bad for a seventh-round draft pick out of Hofstra.

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10 Responses to “Marques Colston’s next touchdown will break Saints’ all-time record”
  1. sf944 says: Nov 16, 2012 9:37 AM

    touchdowns 55
    Pro Bowl 0

  2. chattanola says: Nov 16, 2012 9:48 AM

    You won’t see Marques Colston ever thumping his chest or soaking up accolades after a big play and he doesn’t run to the nearest microphone after games.

    He minds his own business without complaining and is a great teammate.

    So what if he doesn’t play in a meaningless ProBowl.

    A great Sportsman.

  3. goodellgate says: Nov 16, 2012 9:51 AM

    And still no Pro-Bowl, hard to win a popularity contest when you’re a team player instead of a primadona..

  4. insidej0b says: Nov 16, 2012 9:57 AM

    Colston was drafted in 2006.

  5. doug1028 says: Nov 16, 2012 10:12 AM

    Nov 16, 2012 9:37 AM

    touchdowns 55
    Pro Bowl 0

    You forgot to mention Superbowl Rings: 1

  6. baloneyjohn says: Nov 16, 2012 10:20 AM

    Saints can be a great team.
    The receivers and RB’s are terrible FF players because the Saints spread the offense around, hurting individuals stats.

  7. sb44champs says: Nov 16, 2012 10:52 AM

    There is a reason Colston’s nickname is Quiet Storm – The opposite of what is mostly primadonas in the league..

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 16, 2012 11:47 AM

    Did that first poster seriously just bring up the pro bowl? The last time I saw anyone bring up the pro bowl was when Goodell was talking about canceling it due to irrelevancy.

  9. desal2ds says: Nov 16, 2012 12:15 PM

    Colston is a true professional and a guy easy to root for. Met him couple times incredibly kind and very humble. Geaux Saints!

  10. blueballzny says: Nov 16, 2012 12:41 PM

    Not a Saints fan, but as a Hofstra grad I love Colston. However, he has absolutely no shot at catching 100 TDs.

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