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Old 06-05-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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Henry Childs dies at 65

Former Saints tight end Henry Childs dies at 65

June 4, 2016 Nick Underhill

Former Saints great Henry Childs passed away Friday at the age of 65, the team announced.

The tight end was acquired by the Saints in 1974 and played for the team through the 1980 season. He made the Pro Bowl in 1979 after catching 51 passes for 846 yards with five touchdowns.

“Henry Childs was a key contributor to our offense during his seven years with us and one of the top tight ends in our franchise’s history,” Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones from our whole organization during this difficult time.”

Childs played for Kansas in college and was drafted in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons. He was acquired by New Orleans at the end of his rookie season.

During seven seasons with the Saints, he caught 207 passes for 3,224 yards with 27 touchdowns. He finished his career by playing for the Rams in 1981 and the Packers in 1984, following two years out of football.

Childs was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1994.

He finished his career with 223 receptions for 3,401 yards and 28 touchdowns.

His 27 touchdowns ranks second among tight ends in franchise history behind Jimmy Graham (51).

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RIP Henry

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RIP HENRY
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One of the bright spots on the team back then. RIP #85

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Awesome TE, arguably the best overall in Saints history. RIP Henry
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Childs was a solid TE... solid.

RIP to a great one.
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RIP, Henry.
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RIP Henry

I had that card. He was one of my early favorites.

been a sad off-season
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Rest in Paradise Mr Child.
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