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Steve Gleason will always be a New Orleans legend, and he was the center of another franchise moment this year.
Gleason marked one of the most memorable plays in Saints history on Sept. 26, 2006. The speedy safety blocked a Falcons punt, which was recovered in the end zone for the first score in the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city of New Orleans.
Gleason retired from football in 2008, but he has remained in the hearts of the Saints and their fans.
In 2011, while studying at Tulane University, Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. With his health quickly deteriorating, Gleason has gotten involved with the team and a number of charities around New Orleans.
On the fifth anniversary of the reopening of the Superdome on Sept. 25, 2011, Gleason stepped onto the field after the coin toss. In his feeble condition, he raised his arm to the cheers of 70,000 Saints faithful.
With the drop of his fist, the crowd began the Who Dat chant and the sellout crowd cheered Gleason off the field in respect to a man whose team spirit will love on in New Orleans for years to come.
The Saints came away from that Sunday afternoon with a 40-33 victory over the Houston Texans.