All-time rushing yards leaders in New Orleans Saints history

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8. Chuck Muncie (3,393)

Saints RB from 1976-1980

With the third overall pick in the 1976 NFL Draft, the Saints selected Chuck Muncie out of California and he gave them four solid years before he was traded during the 1980 season.

Muncie had 659 yards and two rushing touchdowns as a rookie and continued to build on that resumé. The next year, he had 811 yards and six touchdowns but had a down year in 1978 with 557 yards though he did put up seven touchdowns, which was his career-high to that point.

The 1979 season was Muncie’s best year as a Saints. He dashed for 1,198 yards and 11 touchdowns and had over 1,500 total yards from scrimmage. That earned him the only Pro Bowl nod of his career.

In 1980, Muncie was sent to the Chargers and in 1981, he had 1,506 scrimmage yards (the same he put up in ’79) and played in San Diego for the rest of his career. He hung up the cleats following the 1984 season but is still eighth all-time in rushing yards for the Saints.