Deuce McAllister, the greatest running back in the history of the New Orleans Saints franchise, will be entering the coaching ranks as a member of Ole Miss’ coaching staff under head coach Hugh Freeze.
The University has yet to speak on the matter, but it looks as if McAllister will assume a non-paid role as an “offensive quality control” assistant coach.
This will mark the first time McAllister has stepped over into an official coaching role with any team.
Ole Miss is of course McAllister’s Alma Mater, and he still is the only player in the history of the school to record three seasons with at least 1,000 all-purpose yards.
He finished his college career with records for carries (616), yards (3,060), rushing TDs (36), total touchdowns (41), points (246) and 100-yard rushing games (13).
McAllister was drafted by the Saints in the first round during the 2001 NFL draft.
He rushed for 6,096 yards and 49 touchdowns during a nine-year NFL career — still franchise best marks — before being released after the 2008 season on the heels of two injury filled years.
In 2009 McAllister was re-signed by the Saints prior to their NFC Divisionl game against the Arizona Cardinals.<
The Saints won, and he would stay all the way through their Super Bowl victory, retiring as a member of the team afterwards with a Championship ring on his finger.