The New Orleans Saints started playing football in the late 1960s and after a long tough stretch of games, they finally became a team others had to worry about during the 1980s. They have had up years and down years, but have usually managed in recent years to put a quality product on the field. Part of this is due to the fact that they have had great players.
Saints running backs are an essential part of the offense, much like they are for every team. The most used milestone in evaluating whether or not a running back was successful is the 100 yard game. Not every running back can achieve a 100 yard game consistently, and some have trouble reaching that mark at all.
In the history of the New Orleans Saints, who has the most 100 yard rushing games?
#5 – Chuck Muncie
From 1976 to 1979, before being traded away to the San Diego Chargers, Chuck Muncie compiled seven 100 yard games for the Saints.
#4 – Rueben Mayes
Rueben Mayes played with the Saints from 1986 to 1990 and during that time he ran for 100 or more yards in a game 11 times.
#3 – Ricky Williams
Ricky Williams only played for the Saints for three seasons, from 1999 to 2001, but during that time he put together 12 100 yard rushing performances.
#2 – George Rogers
The first running back to break into double digits for the Saints in 100 yard rushing games was George Rogers. Before he would move on to play for the Washington Redskins, he would rush for 100 or more yards in a game 16 times for the Saints.
#1 – Deuce McAllister
A fan favorite and a very effective running back, Deuce McAllister would take over the running back duties for the Saints after Ricky Williams had moved on. Between 2002 and 2006, he would break the 100 yard mark 27 times.