Walker: Saints fans can thank 3 Glenville High Tarblooders for some of season's success

Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:15:32 AM. Before Ted Ginn Jr., Marshon Lattimore and Justin Hardee ever wore the Saints' black and gold, they wore the black and red of Glenville High.
Before Ted Ginn Jr., Marshon Lattimore and Justin Hardee ever wore the Saints' black and gold, they wore the black and red of Glenville High. The black represents the tar. The red represents the blood. Put those colors together and you get the Tarblooders, the unique nickname of the Cleveland high school that just keeps on churning NFL players off the assembly line. Glenville has eight active players in the NFL, tied for second-most of any high school in the country, according to Pro-football-reference.com. Saints fans owe Glenville High a thank-you letter for the three Tarblooders the team added to its roster this year.  At least one of them will be on display almost every play when the Saints play on Sunday at Buffalo, just three hours away from the Tarblooders' Cleveland hometown. You can look for Ginn Jr., the speedy NFL veteran receiver the Saints signed during the offseason, when the Saints have the ball. On defense, there's Lattimore, the Saints' first-round draft pick who was named the league's Defensive rookie of the month for October. Heck, just eight games into his NFL career and Latimore already has folks wondering if he's the best cornerback in team history. And then there's Hardee, the rookie special teams gem the Saints picked up as soon as the Houston Texans waived him in September. Ginn Jr. and Hardee scored touchdowns last week in the Saints' victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "We would have been three for three if Marshon had scored," said Hardee. You...Read more
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