Deuce McAllister: A look at his career in football

Deuce McAllister: A look at his career in football
Deuce McAllister will join FOX 8 as its Saints analyst in the 2018 season. (FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Saints all-time leading rusher Deuce McAllister will join the FOX 8 Sports team as the Saints Analyst replacing legendary Jim Henderson. Here's a look at how his football career and how he got to where he is today.

Enters Ole Miss

  • McAllister joins the Rebels team in 1997

Ole Miss Rushing Facts

  • Total of 3060 rushing yards in college career
  • Highest yardage season-- 1998, sophomore year. 1082 rushing yards
  • Graduated as only player in Ole Miss history to record 3 seasons with at least 1000 all-purpose yards and with records for carries (616), yards (3,060), rushing touchdowns (36), total touchdowns (41), points (246) and 100-yard games (13)
  • In 1999, he won the Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the top collegiate football player in the state by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Enters NFL Draft

  • He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in April 2001 as the 23rd over-all pick

Plays first Saints Game

  • Deuce plays in his first Saints game on September 9, 2001 against Buffalo

Plays in first Playoff Game

  • McAllister's first play-off start was January 16, 2007 with 143 rushing yards and 2 TDs bringing the Saints to defeat the Eagles, 27-24

Plays in first Pro-Bowl

  • Deuce has played in 2 pro-bowls. His first was in 2002 and second in 2003

Wins Super Bowl- February 7, 2010 against the Indianapolis Colts

Breaks Saints record:

  • In 2002, when in his first year as a starter he led the conference with 1,388 rushing yards, scored 16 TDs and was voted to the Pro Bowl.
  • In 2003- Second in the NFC in rushing and fourth in the league with a career-high 1,641 yards on 351 carries which is second in club history.
  • That season he had 516 yards on a career-high 69 receptions, He set a club record with 2,157 yards that set him as second in the NFC.
  • As of 2005, he ranks first in team record books with 5,586 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns and is first with 22 100-yard games, including a franchise-record nine straight contests in 2003 * McAllister set the all-time rushing touchdown record for the New Orleans Saints with a score against the Green Bay Packers on November 24, 2008
  • Held the all-time New Orleans Saints record for most career rushing yards (6,096) and held the record for most touchdowns (55) until he was surpassed by Marques Colston (72).

Released from Saints -February 17, 2009 Mcallister was released due to salary cap problems.

Career stats: rushing yards, receiving yards, TDs:

  • TD- 49
  • RUSHING YARDS- 6,096
  • RECEIVING YARDS- 1720

Rejoins Saints to retire with team- January 15, 2010

  • After sitting out the entire 2009 regular season, McAllister was re-signed

Joins Saints Radio Broadcast - Sep 6, 2016

Mcallister's experience in media included TV work for Saints preseason games, but he got his radio booth start late in the season. Mcallister subbed for Gajan for two late-season away games, as Gajan underwent chemotherapy treatments that prevented him from traveling. The hope was for Gajan to make a full recovery, but sadly that was not the case.Gajan died in April at age 56, and WWL in June announced McAllister as the full-time replacement for Gajan.

Joins FOX 8 - July 19, 2019 as a Color Analyst