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Chuck Muncie

American football player from United States of America

Chuck Muncie Harry Vance "Chuck" Muncie (born March 17, 1953 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League from 1976 to 1984. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (1979, 1981, 1982) and tied the then-NFL season record for rushing touchdowns in 1981. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Muncie was considered by many as one of the best running backs in the game until cocaine problems forced him into retirement. Eventually he went to prison where he turned his life around and now helps others through mentoring programs. Muncie was born and raised in a coal-mining Pennsylvania town, as one of six children in a football-playing family. Muncie played during his senior year in high school, before an injury halted his career and he turned to basketball. Muncie got a scholarship to Arizona Western Junior College (now Arizona Western College). While there, the coach of the football team was sufficiently impressed by Muncie's talent that he convinced him to try out for football as well. Muncie did so, and made the team. He never played basketball for the school but was recruited by  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1953-03-17
Place of birth
Uniontown
Nationality
United States of America
Siblings
Nelson Munsey
Profession
American football player

Education

Institution From To
University of California, Berkeley

Athlete facts

Sports
American football

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