Marques Colston was born in Harrisburg, Pa., played college football for Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., and currently resides in south New Jersey.
But this weekend, and every day thereafter, he’ll officially belong to Louisiana, too.
The 10 seasons he played for the New Orleans Saints were enough to carve his name into the state’s athletic lore, so much that Louisiana has staked its claim to a portion of “The Quiet Storm” with one of its highest honors: Colston will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 28.
He will join seven others in the 2021 class – former LSU greats Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (basketball) and Glenn Dorsey (football), former Southern star Rickie Weeks (baseball), Pat Henry (LSU track), Courtney Blades Rogers (softball), Mackie Freeze (high school football) and Villis “Bo” Dowden (fishing).
Colston played his entire NFL career in New Orleans, beginning in 2006, and helped the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV in 2009. And he has a good grasp of what it means to be joining the LSHOF.