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The New Orleans Saints say Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60.
Muncie was the Saints first-round pick, third overall, out of California in 1976. He played four-and-a-half seasons in New Orleans before being traded in 1980 to San Diego, where he finished his nine-year NFL career. The team and a spokesman for the family confirmed the death on Tuesday.
In 1979, Muncie became the first Saint to rush for 1,000 yards, finishing with 1,198 yards and 11 touchdowns, and his 1,506 total yards from scrimmage earned him the first of his three Pro Bowl selections.
Muncie was traded by the Saints at midseason in 1980 to the San Diego Chargers, where he played 51 games and was named to Pro Bowl rosters two more times.
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Chuck Muncie, three-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl running back for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at the age of 60.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints confirmed the news and cited a heart attack as the cause of his death.
Muncie tallied 6,702 rushing yards and 71 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons.
Muncie played college football at Cal and...