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47. Tony Galbreath

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47. Tony Galbreath

In 1976, the New Orleans Saints drafted Running Back, Chuck Muncie, in the First Round.  With their Second Round Pick, they took another Running Back, Tony Galbreath, from the University of Missouri.

 

This might have been strange, but Muncie and Galbreath were the “Thunder and Lightning” rushers for the Saints in the last half of the 1970s, and they both did well, providing excitement for the Saints fans. Galbreath was more of a receiving back with 284 Receptions for New Orleans, with his 2,221 Receiving Yards nearly matching his 2,865 Rushing Yards.  In two seasons (1978 & 1979), Galbreath exceeded 1,000 Yards in YFS, and he was also known as an above-average blocker.  Galbreath also was able to sub as the Saints Place Kicker, making two Field Goals and an Extra Point.

After the 1980 campaign, Galbreath was traded to Minnesota, and he would later win a Super Bowl with the New York Giants.  As a Saint, Galbreath accumulated 5,580 All-Purpose Yards and 33 Touchdowns.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Running Back
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 32nd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/8/76.
  • Departed: Traded to the Minnesota Vikings after the 1980 Season.
  • Games Played: 75
  • Notable Statistics:

    62 Games Started
    760 Rushing Attempts
    2,865 Rushing Yards
    27 Rushing Touchdowns
    284 Receptions
    2,221 Receiving Yards
    6 Receiving Touchdowns
    2 Punt Returns
    8 Punt Return Yards
    26 Kick Returns
    485 Kick Return Yards
    3 Field Goal Attempts
    2 Field Goals Made
    2 Extra Point Attempts
    1 Extra Points Made
    2 Pass Completions
    5 Pass Attempts
    70 Passing Yards
    1 Interception
    47 Approximate Value

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards: None
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