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Saints will induct Will Smith into their team Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 23: Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the sideline during a game against the Indianapolis Colts being held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 23, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Colts 62-7. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 23: Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the sideline during a game against the Indianapolis Colts being held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 23, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Colts 62-7. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Former Saints defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed Saturday night in New Orleans, will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.

The Saints announced Sunday that their media selection committee had chosen Smith in March and that an official announcement was expected to be made May 17. The date of the ceremony is yet to be determined, and the Saints confirmed Sunday that Smith knew he had been selected.

Yes, Will had been told he was elected to the Saints Hall of Fame https://t.co/wvgNROAWal

— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 10, 2016

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Smith, 34, played 10 seasons for the Saints after they made him the 18th overall pick in the 2004 draft. He retired in 2013 with 67.5 career sacks and one Pro Bowl selection. He had a career-high 13 sacks during the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl-winning season.