Tony Galbreath | New Orleans Saints 1981 Preseason

Tony Galbreath - 1981 New Orleans Saints versus Houston Oilers Preseason Game
Tony Galbreath – 1981 New Orleans Saints

Tony Galbreath | One of his last games as a Saint.

The 1981 New Orleans Saints season was a time of much needed change for the Who Dat Nation. With the absolute collapse of the previous 1-15 season it seemed the only way the Saints organization could go was up. As 1981 began to unfold as a season there were many new ideas and faces put in to erase the failures of the past. Probably the most notable new addition was none other than Head Coach Bum Phillips who had transformed the Houston Oilers into a true contender in the AFC. Hoping to replicate the same success with the Saints as he had with the Oilers, Bum began to revamp the personal of a team that had never had a wining season. Pictured above is fullback Tony Galbreath. A fan favorite since he arrived in 1976 as a 2nd-round draft pick from Missouri. Galbreath was arguably one of the most productive players the Saints had on the roster at the time. But the image above, from the 1981 preseason game against the Oilers, was one of his last as a Saint. Before the regular season started, Bum had traded him to Minnesota. It should also be noted that Bum traded away several players while he was he was in New Orleans. Players Saints fans had come to know and love like Wes Chandler, Chuck Muncie, Elois Grooms and probably the most painful of all – Archie Manning. Tony Galbreath stayed with the Vikings until 1984 when he joined the New York Giants and was a member of the Giants 1986 Super Bowl Championship team. He retired after that season with a total of 12 years in the NFL.

Tony Galbreath New Orleans Saints Statistics

Saints Career Rushing Totals

Attempts Yards Average TDs
760 2865 3.8 34

Saints Career Receiving Totals

Catches Yards Average TDs
284 2221 7.8 6
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