Former Saints running back Chuck Muncie dies - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Former Saints running back Chuck Muncie dies

Saints running back Chuck Muncie (42) breaks a tackle by New York Giants safety Beasley Reece and heads for the end zone to score a touchdown in the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Sunday, Sept. 30, 1979. (AP Photo) Saints running back Chuck Muncie (42) breaks a tackle by New York Giants safety Beasley Reece and heads for the end zone to score a touchdown in the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Sunday, Sept. 30, 1979. (AP Photo)

Los Angeles, Calif.- Former New Orleans Saints running back Chuck Muncie has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Muncie's journey in football and in life took many twists and turns. He was the first player taken by the Saints with the third pick of the 1976 draft out of the University of California. His best season with the Saints was in 1979 when he racked up nearly 1,200 yards rushing.

Muncie then moved on to the San Diego Chargers, and in 1981, he led the league with 19 touchdowns.

Then, the troubles arrived. Muncie was suspended by the league for cocaine use in 1984. He was imprisoned on drug charges in 1989, but turned his life around upon his release 18-months later.

From that time on, Muncie dedicated his life to helping others. Troubled young people and adults fighting addiction, alike. One of his more memorable services was providing tattoo removals for gang members trying to clean up their acts.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ranking the Saints: #3 Cam Jordan

    Ranking the Saints: #3 Cam Jordan

    Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.
    Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.Cam Jordan pressures Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the backfield.
    At No. 3 is a player long respected in New Orleans, but finally starting to get his due around the NFL last year. Cam Jordan is one the best edge defenders in all of football, and last year was his absolute best. Long deserving, Jordan was finally named a first team All-Pro.  He finished the season with a career-high 13 sacks. Well in the prime of his career. Jordan is showing no signs of slowing down, and more dominance is expected in 2018. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All right...more>>
    At No. 3 is a player long respected in New Orleans, but finally starting to get his due around the NFL last year. Cam Jordan is one the best edge defenders in all of football, and last year was his absolute best. Long deserving, Jordan was finally named a first team All-Pro.  He finished the season with a career-high 13 sacks. Well in the prime of his career. Jordan is showing no signs of slowing down, and more dominance is expected in 2018. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All right...more>>
  • FOX 8 signs fan favorite Deuce McAllister

    FOX 8 signs fan favorite Deuce McAllister

    Deuce McAllister will join FOX 8 as its Saints analyst in the 2018 season. (FOX 8)Deuce McAllister will join FOX 8 as its Saints analyst in the 2018 season. (FOX 8)

    WVUE-TV FOX 8 is proud to announce former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl running back and Saints Hall of Famer Deuce McAllister will join FOX 8 as the station’s New Orleans Saints analyst.

    more>>

    WVUE-TV FOX 8 is proud to announce former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl running back and Saints Hall of Famer Deuce McAllister will join FOX 8 as the station’s New Orleans Saints analyst.

    more>>
  • Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

    Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:09:54 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:00:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). American League, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado looks over his shoulder as he walks onto the field before the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). American League, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado looks over his shoulder as he walks onto the field before the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington.
    A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Orioles have traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers.more>>
    A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Orioles have traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers.more>>
Powered by Frankly