Skip to comments.Chuck Muncie, 60, dies of heart attack
Posted on 05/14/2013 7:09:21 PM PDT by Perdogg
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 was runner-up to Archie Griffin for the Heisman Trophy in 1975. He was the Saints' third overall draft pick in 1976.
In 1979, he rushed for 1,198 yards on 238 carries while scoring 11 touchdowns and collecting 308 receiving yards for the Saints
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I must be getting old.
Do women ever get heart attacks? You never hear about women having heart attacks, only men. Not that I wish heart attacks on women but I wonder why they don't get them nearly as much. What is their secret?
They are catching up because women are getting fatter by the decade. It used to be women had to stay in shape to marry.
But his death was surely brought on by his excessive coke snorting...which killed his football career.
If he had not been so coked up...he would have been one of the top RBs in NFL history. He was big, fast, and a excellent receiver out of the backfield
Yup. I survived a cardiac arrest in 2008.
Thing about women is that symptoms may be different from men. Women often don’t recognize a heart attack when they have one. So help is often too little, too late.
When I was a girl, I was told I wouldn’t have to worry about heart attack because women’s hormonal makeup prevents heart attacks. Found out the hard way that isn’t true.
True dat. Also, more women smoke than they did years ago. Plus they often have jobs as stressful as men. And they have to take care of home and family.
And birth control pills don’t help either.
Heart disease is, I believe, the leading cause of death for women...http://www.cdc.gov/Women/lcod/2009/index.htm
No, They’re carriers.
I just saw that Terry Beasley, one of the greatest college receivers ever is in bad shape and probably wont make it.
I think Bear Bryant described him as the toughest player he ever saw and Beasley played for Auburn.
I saw him playing at the top of his form back in San Diego in the early 80s. I never got the story about why he was dropped from the team and the sportscasters seemed very reluctant to talk about it.
Leitner, who was probably the “go to” sportscaster in San Diego at the time simply likened it to a “divorce” and refused to talk about it.
But yeah, I remember him being big, fast, good hands, and he could take hits and keep charging.
“Do women ever get heart attacks? You never hear about women having heart attacks, only men. Not that I wish heart attacks on women but I wonder why they don’t get them nearly as much. What is their secret?”
They’ve got other problems - as in Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer (the second of which is about to take out a very close relative of mine). They get hit in the prime of life too...just by different means.
*nully quietly attempts to make it to the nearest exit alive...
Ha! I think you're right.
I heard that Cal football players had to escort him to class to keep him eligible. A great talent. Did he live up to his potential? The answer is no.
My younger bro lived in SD for a lot longer than I did, and always liked to quip about how Muncie liked to streak up the sideline because the white chalk line lured him irresistibly.
I remember him at California. I forgot he had gone to prison. I have a tape of the 1981 AFC Championship Game (Chargers-Bengals in the infamous Freezer Bowl) when the wind chill was 59 below. He played in that game. He fumbled once when I was watching it. Not sure he had a great game that day. Sounds like he did turn his life around a bit after prison though so that’s good.
I remember him especially in that '71 season. If you're interested the '71 Sugar Bowl (vs. Oklahoma) is on Youtube .