Former University of Louisville defensive lineman Earl Heyman has signed with the New Orleans Saints after participating in the Saints’ rookie heymanminicamp over the weekend on a tryout basis. The Ballard grad Heyman was a two-year starter at U of L and a solid contributor in the middle of the defensive line all four seasons. Playing in 48 games with 29 starts, the Louisville native totaled 114 tackles (66 solo) with 10 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. He posted a career-high five sacks as a senior in 2008.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Saints Add Earl Heyman”
  1. Wow! Can’t wait to see Earl play as a defensive back. He may just be the largest DB in the history of the NFL! Granted, the Saints need all the help they can get back there, but I hope they give Earl a shot at the defensive LINE first. He’s got a shot there.

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