Answering New Orleans Saints’ call in 2006 proves rewarding

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

January 31, 2010, 6:00AM

New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita said his wife, Jaclyn, would probably be embarrassed if he shared her pregame motivational text publicly. But he was so proud of her words that he couldn’t help himself.

“I almost read it on the podium (after the Saints’ NFC championship game victory) because it made me pretty emotional, ” said Fujita, who was the first free agent to sign with New Orleans in 2006 — two days before quarterback Drew Brees.

“Before the game, she sends me a text from her and the girls (daughters Isabelle and Delilah), ” Fujita continued. “She says, ‘We love you babe. You make us proud every single day. Today is no different. I hope you grab this championship and run with it. You deserve it as much as this city does. You are a huge part of something great. Thank you for bringing me somewhere that changed my heart forever. NOLA will always be our city, our home. It’s where our life took off.’

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