Dominant Collegiate Saints (1 Viewer)


Aug 13, 2007
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Which Saints player, past or present, do you consider to have been absolutely dominant in college?

I'm not asking for favorite future Saint (I already mentioned that), but which future Saint, while in college, you felt was absolutely awesome.


Apr 28, 1999
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Fred Thomas: All-Ohio Valley Conference first-team selection in 1995...Recorded 69 tackles with seven for losses and four interceptions in 1995 and returned 12 kickoffs for a 22.3-yard average...Picked off three passes, returning one for a touchdown, all in the first half against Tennessee State...Had a 70-yard punt return touchdown versus Morehead State&Transferred to Tennessee-Martin prior to the start of the season...Played in seven games with three starts for the University of Mississippi in 1994...Returned an interception 83 yards for a TD against Florida...Played two seasons at Northwest Mississippi CC in Senatobia, Miss., playing both wide receiver and cornerback...Caught 21 passes for a 26.8 yard average, and two scores, and returned four kicks for TDs...Earned JC All-America honorable mention as a wide receiver in 1993...All-state selection as a defensive back in 1992...Criminal justice major.


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Houston via New Jersey, New Orleans, Baton Rouge,
A few more not mentioned so far:

The Great Ones (as Saints)
Chuck Muncie, CAL:
Muncie was a star running back for California during the 1970s. He was big, fast and elusive, and was also a good receiver. Muncie set six school rushing records, including most touchdowns and most yards gained in a single season. He was instrumental in Cal's NCAA-leading offense which propelled the team to the co-championship of the Pac-8 in 1975, and he appeared for the first time on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Muncie was a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy and finished second in the voting in 1975.

Wes Chandler, Florida:
During his career with the Gators, he caught 92 passes for 1,963 yards and a school record 22 touchdowns, and added six more scores rushing and returning kickoffs. He was a College Football All-America Team selection in 1976 and 1977.

Wayne Martin, Arkansas:
Lettered from 1985-88...First-team All-American selections from AP, UPI and The Sporting News as a senior (1988) after registering 13 sacks and 68 tackles...152 career tackles...totaled 25.5 QB drops after leading the Razorbacks in sacks each season as a starter...on the Arkansas All-Century Team and All-Decade Team for the 80's...elected to the U of A Letterman's Association Hall of Honor in 2004.

Deuce McAllister, Ole Miss:
Senior year: Though injuries kept him off the field part of the year so he'd only gotten 646 yards to that point, he finished with a flurry, gaining 121 yards and scoring 3 TDs in the last game. Broke Archie Manning's single season rushing TD record with 15 TDs.
Junior year: 809 yards (5.8 ypc average), 12 TDs. Also returned a kickoff 100 yards for TD. Clocked in the 40 from 4.37(his slowest time!) down to 4.2 (fastest).
Sophomore Year: Deuce McAllister gained 1,082 yards in 1998.

Marques Colston, Hofstra:
In four seasons at Hofstra, Colston appeared in 40 games (37 starts) and recorded 182 catches for a school-record 2,834 yards and 18 touchdowns. Colston was named to the All-Atlantic 10 first team after making a career-high 70 receptions for 976 yards (13.9 avg.) and five touchdowns.
Someone please explain to me how he ever lasted to the 7th round!?!?!

Charles Grant, UGA:
Career stats: 136 tackles, 27 tackles-for-loss and 15 sacks, which ranks sixth on the school's all-time list

The promising one...
Robert Meachem, Tennessee:
Junior Year totals (skipped Senior season to enter draft): 71 receptions for 1,298 yards and 11 TDs (18.3 yards/catch)

Those with lesser Saints careers
Lindsay Scott, UGA:
Still a folk hero of sorts in Georgia for his 'miracle catch' in the 1980 Florida-Georgia game that kept them undefeated on their way to a national title.
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Vaughn Dunbar, Indiana:
At least for one year: 1991 - First team All-American; finished 6th in Heisman Trophy voting; and ranked #2 in the nation in rushing yards per game.

Craig "Ironhead" Heyward:
2,950 yards in only three seasons, was voted a consensus All-American, and was in the Heisman running for 1987.

Yes, even Jonathan Sullivan:
Junior year (skipped Senior year for the Draft): Sullivan had 74 tackles, four sacks and 29 quarterback pressures in 13 regular-season games for the SEC champs.
Started every game as a sophomore in 2001, and played in every game as a true freshman in 2000. Two year totals: 80 tackles, 11 for a loss of yards, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, and four interceptions.
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