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Sunday, April 26, 2009
Arnoux a perfect fit for New Orleans

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Linebacker Stanley Arnoux will be changing homes and positions, but he should fit in perfectly in New Orleans.

Arnoux's last name prompted an obvious question, and he provided the New Orleans media with some interesting background when he spoke on a conference call soon after he was taken in the fourth round.

"Yes, my grandfather is actually French," Arnoux said. "Both of my parents were born and raised in Haiti. So, that definitely has a lot to do with being a French colony way back in the day. So, then it's also a plus coming to a city like New Orleans where there is so much French and Creole influence with the food and everything. I was just so excited."

Arnoux said he can speak Creole French and that's not the only thing in his background that will come in handy. He played middle linebacker at Wake Forest the last two years of his college career, but the Saints are projecting him to play on the weak side.

No problem, Arnoux said, because he played on the weak side as a freshman and a sophomore and is excited about going back to that position.