NEW ORLEANS, LA—Get to know the Saints' specialists ahead of the 2021 Training Camp presented by SeatGeek, which will be open to the public.
No. 11, Deonte Harris - Return Specialist
Deonte Harris is a return specialist/wide receiver and is entering his third season with the Saints. Last season, he recorded 20 receptions for 186 yards, including a touchdown and 6 carries for 51 yards. In his return game, Harris averaged 12.2 punts with 207 yards and fielded 16 kickoffs with a total of 436 yards.
No. 3, Wil Lutz - Kicker
Wil Lutz recorded a career-high 57 of 58 extra points (career-high 98.3%). He hit 23 out of 28 field-goal attempts, in which 2 of them are game-winners, and he was 10 out of 10 when lining up from between 30 to 39 yards.
No. 5, Nolan Cooney - Punter
Cooney first played as a holder in 2018 and 2019 for Syracuse University. In 2020, he started playing as a punter for Syracuse and earned Pro Football Focus honorable mention All-America and third-team All-ACC honors. He is now entering his first season with the Saints.
No. 4, Blake Gillikin - Punter
After spending last season as an injured reserve, Gillikin will compete for a starting position in the training camp. He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention by the media and conference coaches, and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American first team.
No. 49, Zach Wood - Long snapper
In 2020, Wood snapped all punts and placed kicks in all regular-season and postseason games. Wood has been consistent and is entering his fifth season with the Saints.
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