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McAllister, Benson are latest Saints HOF inductees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former running back Deuce McAllister and Saints owner Tom Benson have been elected to the Saints Hall of Fame.

The hall, which runs independently from the club, made the announcement on Friday. Formal inductions are scheduled Sept. 21.

McAllister played eight seasons for the Saints after they made him a first-round pick out of Mississippi in 2001. He retired as the leading rusher franchise history with 6,096 yards and as the club's all-time touchdown leader with 55.

Benson, a New Orleans native, has owned the Saints since 1985. All 9 of New Orleans' playoff appearances and lone Super Bowl title have come since then.

The hall is also naming a gallery for popular former special teams standout Steve Gleason, who has Lou Gehrig's disease.

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