14. Deuce McAllister

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14. Deuce McAllister

There were a few who shook their heads when the New Orleans Saints chose Deuce McAllister with their First Round pick in 2001, as they already had Ricky Williams in tow.  That perception only lasted a year

 

The former Ole Miss star, became the starting Running Back in 2002 after Williams was traded to the Miami Dolphins.  McAllister rushed for 1,388 Yards, and was elected to the Pro Bowl. 2003 was even better with 1,641 Rushing Yards and 2,157 Yards from Scrimmage.  Both of those would be career-highs, and McAllister went to his second Pro Bowl.

This was the end of the Pro Bowl era for Deuce, but he had two more 1,000 Yard Rushing years for the Saints.  Injuries piled up, and he was out of the game by 2008.  McAllister rushed for 6,096 Yards, a franchise record, and he also had 49 TDs on the ground.  He would overall accumulate 8,932 All-Purpose Yards.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Running Back
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 19th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/21/01.
  • Departed:

    Released 2/17/09.

  • Games Played: 97
  • Notable Statistics:

    76 Games Started
    1,429 Rushing Attempts
    6,096 Rushing Yards
    49 Rushing Touchdowns
    234 Receptions
    1,720 Receiving Yards
    5 Receiving Touchdowns
    4 Punt Returns
    24 Punt Return Yards
    45 Kick Returns
    1,091 Kick Return Yards
    1 Pass Completion
    4 Pass Attempts
    12 Passing Yards
    1 Passing Touchdown
    61 Approximate Value

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Pro Bowl (2002 & 2003)

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