The Best #40 in the NFL: Delvin Breaux

Delvin Breaux | New Orleans Saints | Cornerback

Breaux was released by Hamilton in order to sign with NO in  2015.

Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 196

Date of Birth: 10/25/1989 (27)

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

College: LSU

Draft: 2012, Undrafted

Contract: 1 year, $615k, through 2017


Delvin Breaux has overcome one of the most heartbreaking yet motivational NFL stories in recent memory. As a high school standout, Breaux was offered a scholarship to play for LSU, but fractured three vertebrae while on kickoff coverage. The Tigers still gave him the scholarship but his injuries were so severe he was never cleared to play.

Breaux eventually left LSU and pursued a football career at a lower level. He was named an all-star for the Louisiana Bayou Vipers of the Gridiron Developmental League in 2012; and later played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadien Football League, where he was named an all-star in 2014.

Breaux was given a shot by the New Orleans Saints in January, 2015, and went on to make the roster for the 2015 season. He started all 16 games of the 2015 season, recording 45 tackles, 19 passes defended, and 3 interceptions, and was named Saints’ defensive MVP.

Unfortunately, a series of injuries cut Breaux’s 2016 season short, but he is said to be healthy and ready to go to start 2017. This is a contract year with a lot of competition in the defensive backfield, but Breaux should rise to the challenge and have a great comeback season. Expect 50 tackles and 3 interceptions from the third year pro.


Awards and Accolades:

1x CFL All-Star (2014)


Honorable Mention: Juwan Thompson

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