Deuce McAllister Named Analyst For New Orleans Saints On WWL
June 16, 2016 at 4:03 AM (PT)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS all-time leading rusher and fan favorite DEUCE MCALLISTER is joining ENTERCOM News-Talk WWL-A-F/NEW ORLEANS as analyst for the SAINTS RADIO NETWORK. MCALLISTER fills the seat left open by the passing of HOKIE GAJAN, for whom MCALLISTER filled in while GAJAN battled cancer last season.
“HOKIE and the SAINTS are synonymous, to be given the opportunity to follow someone so entrenched in the history and tradition of SAINTS football, I’m grateful,” said MCALLISTER. “If you can’t play the game, what’s more exciting than calling a game? Everybody loves SAINTS football and everybody listens to WWL...it’s a win-win situation! I look forward to working with JIM HENDERSON again, he’s the best in the business!”
HENDERSON, the SAINTS' play-by-play voice, said, “There are very few people that I could foresee succeeding HOKIE GAJAN, but DEUCE MCALLISTER is at the top of a very select list. I look forward to a long and prosperous association with DEUCE just as I enjoyed with HOKIE since the year 2000, the year of the SAINTS' first playoff victory.”
“DEUCE MCALLISTER was our first choice and the SAINTS' first choice. He was a great player. He’s a great guy,” said WWL VP/GM CHRIS CLAUS. “We were so impressed when he filled in for HOKIE. DEUCE and JIM had immediate chemistry. He brought interesting insights about the team and the game and he connected instantly with SAINTS fans.”
PD DIANE NEWMAN added, “BOBBY (HEBERT, former SAINTS QB and current pre-game host/afternoon co-host), DEKE (BELLEVIA, afternoon co-host), KRISTIAN (GARIC, sideline reporter/evening co-host), STEVE (GELLER, sports anchor/producer), all the guys on our sports team admire, respect and trust DEUCE like they did HOKIE. They know he’ll bring the same commitment, integrity and enthusiasm to calling a SAINTS game and covering the Black and Gold that he brought as an all pro player. And, like HOKIE, SAINTS fans will hear DEUCE more than just game day.”