Saints officially induct Will Smith into Ring of Honor

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Photo credit Amos Morale III, WWL Radio

The New Orleans Saints inducted former defensive end Will Smith into their Ring of Honor Sunday.

Smith joined Morten Andersen, Tom Benson, Rickey Jackson, Archie Manning and Willie Roaf in the Ring of Honor which is permanently displayed in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during a ceremony at halftime of the Saints matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Saints induct Will Smith into Ring of Honor

— Amos Morale III (@Amos_MoraleIII) October 6, 2019

The former Pro Bowler played for the Saints from 2003-2014 and tallied the fifth most sacks in franchise history (67.5) in addition to helping the team capture it's first ever Super Bowl win in 2009. Smith was killed in a shooting in New Orleans in 2016. He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame later that year. 

"It is great to have his family in (for this event)," Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday. "I said this at the beginning of the week, as good a player as he was and he was fantastic, he was that good of a leader. We miss him every day and it's an honor that is much deserved.”