Saints unveil statue of Steve Gleason’s punt block

On Friday, the New Orleans Saints unveiled a statue of Steve Gleason blocking a punt against the Atlanta Falcons back in 2005.  The play is a monumental part of the Saints franchise history, since it became a turning point for the city of New Orleans as they worked to bounce back from Hurricane Katrina.

Shortly after Gleason retired he was diagnosed with ALS, which is a disease that affects a persons muscle movement and will ultimately shorten their life.

 

What a beautoful way to commemorate Gleason as well as the Saints and the city of New Orleans.