Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > General Football > NFL Football

Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Pro Bowl
8:00PM Eastern on ESPN

Thread Tools
Old 05-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
Galax Steeler
The Virginia Hillbilly
Galax Steeler's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galax Va
Posts: 107,360
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3287
Thanks: 1,490
Thanked 4,186 Times in 1,753 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default Chuck Muncie dies at age 60

Chuck Muncie Dies At Age 60
Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.Tags: Chuck Muncie, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Pro Bowler, Heart Attack

Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

"Sadly, we have learned of the untimely passing of Chuck Muncie," Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement on the team's website. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and other loved ones at this difficult time."

Muncie, who also played for the San Diego Chargers, was a three-time Pro Bowler who rushed for 6,702 yards and 71 rushing touchdowns in 110 career games.

"Everyone at the Chargers is deeply saddened by the passing of Chuck Muncie, one of the greatest running backs in Chargers history," the team said in a statement. "We will remember him as a tremendous athlete with a larger-than-life personality. It's a sad day for all of us and all Chargers fans."

Muncie was suspended after Week 1 in 1984 after testing positive for cocaine. He was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 1985 after being reinstated from his suspension but never played another NFL game.

In 1989, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling cocaine. He turned things around later in his life, however, and worked with at-risk children and counseled people battling drug addiction.

He created the Chuck Muncie Youth Foundation, the mission of which was to offer children mentoring, educational assistance and counseling.

"His work with at-risk youth, the Boys and Girls Clubs and his foundation were the things that really made him shine," Muncie's daughter, Danielle Ward, said in a written statement provided by Muncie family spokesman Vintage Foster of AMF Media Group in San Ramon, Calif.

"He was star on the football field but his most impressive work was done in the second chapter of his life where he lived his life with great transparency," added Muncie's former wife, Robyn Hood.

"He simply wanted others to learn from his mistakes. He carried that message with him everywhere he went. And as a result, he changed the lives of hundreds of kids. He made a difference."

Marvelous Muncie

Muncie Chuck Muncie was one of the best NFL running backs during his career. His 6,702 yards were the seventh-most from 1976 to 1984, and his 74 TDs ranked fourth.
Most TDs, 1976-84
Player TDs
Walter Payton 91
Pete Johnson 82
John Riggins 77
Chuck Muncie 74
Earl Campbell 73

Muncie's best season was in 1981, when he led the NFL with 19 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,144 yards, helping the Chargers reach the AFC Championship Game for the second straight season.

Only LaDainian Tomlinson has scored more touchdowns in a single season in Chargers history.

He was drafted by the Saints with the third overall pick in the 1976 draft and went on to register the first 1,000-yard rushing season in franchise history when he rushed for 1,198 yards in 1979. That season, he became the first Saints player to go to the Pro Bowl, earning MVP honors in the game.

The 6-foot-3 Muncie, who played at 227 pounds, and fellow Saints running back Tony Galbreath formed what then-coach Hank Stram dubbed the "Thunder and Lightning" combination in the New Orleans backfield. Both running backs are now member of the Saints Hall of Honor in the team's practice facility.

He rushed for 3,393 yards with 28 touchdowns in his time with the Saints. His rushing total still ranks fifth on the franchise's all-time list.

He requested a trade after the 1979 season, however, and was dealt to the Chargers during the 1980 season.

Muncie was chosen as one of the 50 greatest Chargers of all-time in 2009. He is second in franchise history to Tomlinson in career rushing touchdowns (43).

Galax Steeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
Atlanta Dan
Atlanta Dan's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,639
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,777
Thanked 8,957 Times in 3,909 Posts
Default Re: Chuck Muncie dies at age 60

Muncie was a great back in his time and a big part of a fearsome Chargers offense that IMO would have been unstoppable under today's rules

Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts