A pair of former Northeastern Oklahoma A&M players — tight end Jeremy Shockey and defensive tackle Remi Ayodele — are on the roster of the Super Bowl-bound New Orleans Saints.

Ayodele played for the Norsemen from 2004-05 before transferring to Oklahoma.

Shockey spent one season at NEO (1999) before joining the University of Miami.

The Saints earned their first-ever trip to the Super Bowl Sunday when they beat Minnesota 31-28 in overtime.

Shockey caught one pass for 9 yards.

Ayodele had four solo tackles and an assisted tackle while recovering a fumble.