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Chuck Muncie 1976-1979


Chuck Muncie, 1976-1979

Chuck Muncie New Orleans Saints, 1976-1980
When Hank Stram took over in 1976, one of his first priorities was to revamp the offense around QB Archie Manning. The first step was drafting runningback Chuck Muncie. Along with second round pick, Tony Galbreath, the tandem was nicknamed “Thunder and Lightning” and finally gave the Saints a respectable running attack. In 1979, Muncie became the first Saint to rush for 1000 yards. That year he averaged 5.0 yards a carry and made the Pro Bowl. He was named the Pro Bowl MVP in that game after scoring 2 TDs. Despite Chuck’s talent and success, his career was marked with discipline and drug problems.
He was traded to San Diego in 1980 where he played out the rest of his successful, yet problematic career until 1984.

Rushing

Year Attempts Yards Average TDs
1976 149 659 4.4 2
1977 201 811 3.8 6
1978 160 557 3.5 7
1979 238 1198 5.0 11
Totals 748 3225 4.3 26

Receiving

Year Catches Yards Average TDs
1976 31 272 8.7 0
1977 21 248 11.8 1
1978 26 233 9.0 0
1979 40 308 7.7 0
Totals 118 1061 8.9 1

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