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Reggie the Saint

Most of those close to me know that my stepfather, Reggie Lewis, played three seasons for the New Orleans Saints from 1982 to 1984.  The 1983 season was known as the Saints “winningest season” and this was the season that the original “WHO DAT” recording was created.

Over the years, our family has been trying to collect a bunch of memorabilia from those years including newspaper clippings and video highlights.  (For example, Reggie and Dan Marino are forever linked in NFL history…Reggie caught Dan Marino’s very first interception in 1983 and ran it back for his one and only touchdown.)

Anyhow, we knew from Reggie that his 1983 team had a lot to do with the WHO DAT recording with Aaron Neville, but we never had a video of it all (although I think we do have newspaper clippings about the WHO DAT frenzy of the ’80s.)

My mom found a video on YouTube showing a news crew in a recording studio with Aaron Neville and Saints players (including Reggie) singing the song.  It was cool seeing Reggie in the video (and it was also cool that my mother actually used YouTube successfully).

Here’s a shortened version of the video.  Reggie’s wearing jeans and a black shirt and sunglasses.  He’s the one dancing in front (of course).  Later in the video, you’ll see highlights of Saints games and Reggie wearing his #98.


2 comments on “Reggie the Saint

  1. Joel
    April 7, 2013

    I do have I football ball with him signature from 1982 with all saint player on that season

  2. Dr. Brown
    April 7, 2013

    Joel, if I understood you correctly…you’re telling me that you have a football with the signatures of the 1982 Saints? Contact me.

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