The New Orleans Saints invited Ryan Sutter, who gained fame in 2003 by marrying Trista Rehn in ABC's "The Bachelorette," to try out for the NFL team.

The Vail, Colo., firefighter was invited last week to the Saints' rookie minicamp, the New York Post reported Monday.

Sutter was an all-conference defensive back when he attended the University of Colorado. A fifth-round pick in the 1998 draft, Sutter signed with the Carolina Panthers, but dislocated his shoulder in his first game to end his NFL career.

Sutter later played a season in Europe for the Barcelona Dragons.

Some 17 million viewers watched Sutter marry Rehn in December 2003 during the first season of "The Bachelorette."

His wife, a former Miami Heat dancer, has been cast in an ABC summer reality series called "Dancing with the Stars."