Former Player For 2009 Saints Now A Member Of Coaching Staff
A former member of the New Orleans Saints 2009 Super Bowl champion team is now a member of the coaching staff.
Leigh Torrence, a cornerback with the Saints from 2008-11, who was a coaching intern with the team last season, has been named a defensive assistant on the 2017 coaching staff.
The 35-year old Torrence, who will work primarily with defensive backs, takes over the role of Marcus Ungaro, who will work in the scouring department next season.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Torrance played his college football at Stanford, before signing with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent.
After failing to make the Packers' 53-man roster, Torrance was signed by the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he played 10 games with in 2005.
Out of football in 2006, Torrance played for the Washington Redskins in 2007, and then the first half of 2008, compiling 45 tackles, including one sack.
After being released in November of 2008, Torrance signed with Saints, accumulating 59 tackles, including 2.5 sacks, to go along with 2 interceptions over part of 4 seasons.
Torrence had one career touchdown, picking off a pass against the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 and returning it for a touchdown, helping the Saints to a dominating 62-7 win on a nationally televised Sunday Night Football contest.