Saints play-by-play voice Jim Henderson retiring after 31 years

Curtis Crabtree
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

New Orleans Saints play-by-play broadcaster Jim Henderson is calling it a career after 31 years behind the microphone.

Henderson made his announcement on flagship station WWL in New Orleans on Thursday.

It’s time.  This is a good year to go out,” Henderson said.  “I will miss our Saints Radio broadcast team; I will miss calling the games. But, I’m looking forward to experiencing Saints football purely as a fan.”

Henderson first started calling Saints games in 1986 with former Saints quarterback Archie Manning. He also paired with Hokie Gajan and Deuce McAllister during his tenure calling Saints games.

“It’s a bitter sweet moment.  In a way you wanna cry, but in a way you’re so happy and proud; because you know the work, the heart Jim put into his job,” McAllister said. “(Jim) brought joy to everyone who loves Saints football.”

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