NEW ORLEANS - Tyrone Hughes and Michael Lewis have been chosen for induction by the Media Selection Committee of the Saints Hall of Fame.
A star at St. Augustine High School, Hughes was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round out of Nebraska in 1993. He played four seasons for the Saints, covering 63 games.
Hughes returned 116 punts for an average of 9.1 yards per return with two touchdowns and returned 229 kickoffs for an average of 25 yards per return and three touchdowns. He was named an Associated Press second-team All-Pro in 1993 and was chosen for the Pro Bowl as a return specialist that season. Defensively, Hughes had four interceptions and four fumble recoveries and was in on 67 tackles. He holds the NFL record for the most kickoff return yards in a single game (304) when he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 23, 1994. He also holds the league record for the most combined kickoff/punt return yards in a game (347), adding 43 punt return yards in the Rams contest.
Lewis attended Grace King High School and he joined his hometown NFL team in 2000, where he played for seven seasons, covering 63 games.
Lewis returned 142 punts for an average of 10.4 yards per return with one touchdown and returned 243 kickoffs for an average of 24.3 yards per return and three touchdowns. He was named first team All-Pro in 2002 and was chosen for the Pro Bowl as a return specialist that season. Offensively, Lewis had 28 receptions for 553 yards and one touchdown and rushed two times for 17 yards. He was part of an NFC Western Division champion in 2000, the first New Orleans Saints team to win a playoff game, and part of the 2006 squad that reached the NFC championship game.