Emanuel Zanders

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Emanuel Zanders
Date of birth (1951-07-31) July 31, 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Demopolis, Alabama
Career information
Position(s) Guard
College Jackson State
Career history
As player
1974–1980 New Orleans Saints
1981 Chicago Bears
Career stats

Emanuel Zanders (born July 31, 1951) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears. He played college football at Jackson State University.

Zanders is a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 25 Years All-Time Team. He was a Saints captain from 1976-1979. In 1979, he was voted as the Saints Offensive Lineman of the Year. Other honors Zanders received in his professional career was the Soulful Saints, Inc. Offensive Player of the Year, 1978 and the National Sports Foundation Offensive Player of the Year, 1980.

Zanders was inducted into the Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.