RB Deuce McAllister - New Orleans Saints

6-1, 220Born: 12-27-1978College: MississippiDrafted: Round 1, pick

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2008 Week 2 vs WAS (2 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McAllister made a very brief appearance in the game when the Saints were looking for some sort of running spark. He entered the game in the third quarter and made the most of his limited carries. He ran hard and got positive yards on both of his carries. It looks like the Saints coaching staff want to bring him back slowly from his injury.

2008 Week 4 vs SF (20 / 73 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Deuce McAllister saw his first extensive action since last season's knee injury. He started and saw his first touches on the second series, gaining tough yards inside. On his first carry he showed that he is healthy by refusing to stop moving until he heard the whistle blow, gaining an extra couple of yards just by keeping his legs moving. McAllister is a fan favorite who inspires the team with his hard nosed style. When the Saints got the ball on first and goal from the two early in the fourth quarter they gave him the ball on two consecutive carries to provide the final touchdown of the game.

2008 Week 5 vs MIN (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McAllister was ineffective running the ball against the stingy Minnesota defense. He could not find much space to make anything happen.

2008 Week 6 vs OAK (13 / 65 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

McAllister led all rushers on the day, picking up 65 yards on just 13 carries and catching both passes thrown his way for an additional seven yards. He has only scored one touchdown this season and was again held out of the end zone but TDs should soon be coming. McAllister has knocked most of the rust off following another off season knee surgery as the Saints were been willing to ease him back into combat. When healthy, he is a genuine difference maker and it's difficult to over rate his presence in the New Orleans backfield. He runs so hard that he literally wears down defensive linemen and linebackers by the fourth quarter. He forces teams to account for him which opens up the field for everyone else.

2008 Week 7 vs CAR (9 / 47 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

McAllister was again the bruising battering ram in the middle of the line, but after Bush left the game New Orleans looked like a different team. It's hard to know if McAllister is ready to take on a larger share of the offense if Bush were to miss multiple games. He was stopped short on a fourth and two run (although the referees' spot was challenged) and he was the decoy when Karney ran for the only Saints' touchdown. In the fourth quarter, McAllister again was the decoy on fourth down at the Carolina two yard line when Julius Peppers tackled Stecker short and Carolina took over on downs.

2008 Week 8 vs SD (18 / 55 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

McAllister, filling in for injured Reggie Bush, performed well enough in the running game to help keep the pressure off QB Drew Brees. McAllister was also playing with the knowledge that he may soon be facing a suspension for possibly violating the league's performance enhancer policy. He saw regular action both on the ground and through the air, and caught a break when the Saints were stopped short of scoring on a third down pass play. Sean Payton opted to go for it on fourth and goal from the one yard line, and McAllister pushed his way in off the left tackle

2008 Week 10 vs ATL (5 / 18 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)

McAllister started and received the majority of the carries in the first quarter and caught one pass in the second quarter before leaving the game until the final period. He did not appear to be injured. He found the going tough on the ground during his limited time as he had trouble escaping defenders. His only action in the final period was on an occasional third down play when he gave Pierre Thomas a breather. In the fourth quarter he was able to take a screen pass from Drew Brees into the end zone to bring them within 14 points with less than ten minutes left. That would be as close as they would get until the final score.

2008 Week 11 vs KC (8 / 18 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Against a weak Kansas City run defense, McAllister figured to be a major factor. He was overshadowed, by Pierre Thomas, however. McAllister ran eight times for only 18 yards. His fourth touchdown of the year was the Saints' first touchdown of the game. The Saints' all time leading rusher tied Dalton Hilliard for first place with 53 career touchdowns.

2008 Week 12 vs GB (5 / 5 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

RB Deuce McAllister was not effective running the ball for the Saints. He did not appear to have much power or elusiveness. His touchdown score was from three yards out and made him the all-time touchdown leader for the franchise. McAllister failed to convert a two point conversion on the final score of the day.

2008 Week 13 vs TB (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

McAllister played sparingly and finished with three rushes for 13 yards on the ground and one reception for three yards on his only target of the game.

2008 Week 14 vs ATL (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McAllister only received one carry, in a third and one situation in the first half and failed to convert the third down.

2008 Week 16 vs DET (9 / 61 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

McAllister showed he still has some gas left in the tank with 19 and 18 yard runs, his two longest runs of the year. He also added a two yard touchdown, which was his fifth score of the year. McAllister caught his only target and picked up six yards on the play. McAllister passed the 6,000 career rushing mark for the year.

2008 Week 17 vs CAR (8 / 40 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)

Despite not starting McAllister was the force that began to turn the Saint offense around. His hard nosed running style seemed to energize both the home crowd and the offense. His involvement in the passing game was on screen passes and as the emergency dump off target. Two of his targets were passes thrown at his feet by Brees to avoid a sack.

2007 Week 1 vs IND (10 / 38 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

McAllister was the primary ball carrier between the tackles but he didn't have any more success rushing the ball then his teammate RB Reggie Bush. He gained a first down on the first drive of the game on a five yard run up the middle to keep a drive alive in Colts territory that gave them a field goal opportunity. His biggest gain came on 12 yard run in the third quarter, but McAllister and the running game simply couldn't run consistently on a very aggressive and quick Colts defense that got good penetration on the line of scrimmage.

2007 Week 2 vs TB (10 / 49 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

McAllister was off to a nice start, with nine carries and 47 yards rushing in the first half. However, with the Saints falling behind so quickly, he was seldom used in the second half and finished with just ten carries for 49 yards for the game. He had a costly first quarter fumble that led to a Tampa Bay touchdown, and McAllister seemed to have been poked in the eye on the play. The injury didn't seem to hamper him as his lack of production in the second half was a result of New Orleans focusing on the passing game. McAllister did have one reception for seven yards, and was targeted twice in the passing game.

2007 Week 3 vs TEN (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

McAllister was having a fairly miserable game until the disastrous knee injury sidelined him in the middle of the second quarter. The Saints offensive line seemed incapable of opening holes, and all of the RB's had trouble finding room to run.

2006 Week 1 vs CLE (22 / 90 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McAllister was used heavily in the second half, and despite a disputed fumble, found his niche in this game as the north-south power runner, averaging 4.1 yards per carry, though this average was closer to five yards per carry prior to the final drive where the Saints were merely running out the clock while the Browns were out of timeouts.

2006 Week 2 vs GB (12 / 47 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)

McAllister rushed for 47 yards on 12 carries with a pair of touchdowns for New Orleans. Although he split time in the backfield with Reggie Bush, McAllister clearly had the better day. McAllister bulled his way through the line on his first score of the day from three yards away. He later rumbled 23 yards shaking off a Green Bay defender for his second score of the game. McAllister also caught a screen pass for a 24 yard gain.

2006 Week 3 vs ATL (19 / 81 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 13 / 0 rec)

McAllister had a good game and was responsible for six first downs. His longest run of the game came in the first half when he had a 22 yard gain. The drive ended in a field goal. McAllister had a chance to score on the Saints' opening possession of the second half, but he lost a yard on first and goal at the one after gaining four yards for a first down on the previous play. Reggie Bush was then given two opportunities but could not score. McAllister caught all four of his targets, one of which was for a seven yard gain and a first down. With the game under control, the Saints looked to McAllister more in the second half. He ended the game with 19 carries for 81 yards. McAllister had one long gain ruled out due to a holding penalty.

2006 Week 4 vs CAR (11 / 39 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

McAllister had a quiet game, rushing for just 23 yards on seven carries in the first half. After adding eight more yards on two carries in the third, he repeated those numbers in the final period. Fortunately for the Saints, his final carry was for a three yard touchdown. McAllister also caught two passes for 11 combined yards, but a three yard catch was nullified due to a penalty.

2006 Week 5 vs TB (15 / 123 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

McAllister took advantage of the struggling Tampa Bay rush defense, running through the Buccaneers for 123 yards on 15 carries, for an 8.2 ypc average. His big plays included a 57 yard rush and a 24 yard rushing score in the second quarter to put the Saints ahead going into half. The one/two punch of he and Reggie Bush seems to be working well for New Orleans, whether the two are in the game together or not. McAllister was targeted three times in the passing game, but caught only one pass for eight yards for the game.

2006 Week 6 vs PHI (12 / 64 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 36 / 0 rec)

McAllister out-performed Bush, getting 12 carries to Bush's 11, and he was able to rush for 64 yards, 39 yards more than Bush. McAllister was a key part of the offense on the game's final drive, running the ball up the middle and gaining key first downs. In the passing game, McAllister caught six passes for 36 yards.

2006 Week 8 vs BAL (5 / 11 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

McAllister didn't get a chance to get on track, and the Saints really never gave him the opportunity to see if he could find running room against the Ravens' defense. He had only three carries on six first half possessions. After halftime with the Ravens up 28 points McAllister was mostly watching from the sidelines.

2006 Week 9 vs TB (15 / 32 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

McAllister was unable to repeat the success he had on the ground in the earlier contest against Tampa Bay, but still managed to get into the end zone on a three yard plunge in the third quarter. He also caught both passes thrown his way for 12 yards.

2006 Week 10 vs PIT (14 / 56 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

McAllister continues to see a reduced role for a feature back, but once again led the Saints in rushing with 60 yards on 15 carries for a very consistent four yards a pop. It was his eighth game in a row with under 20 carries, but he made two of them count, both on four yard touchdown runs. He scored late in the first half, untouched, after QB Drew Brees completed four passes in a row in the two minute drill. His second touchdown was unconventional to say the least, when he picked up a ground ball fumbled snap right at his feet and ran it in for the touchdown with eight minutes left in the game.

2006 Week 11 vs CIN (10 / 40 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

McAllister was unusually quiet on a day the Saints set all kinds of offensive team records. His involvement in the running game was limited to just ten carries, as the team opted to take to the air nearly every play in the second half. He had an excellent opportunity to score early in the fourth quarter with the Bengals leading 10-7. After an eight yard run put the ball at the six yard line, McAllister was given the next two carries to try and score. He picked up one yard on second down, and was stuffed for a one yard loss on third down.

2006 Week 12 vs ATL (20 / 71 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

McAllister saw the majority of touches early in the game. On a play intended to go left he broke it back to the right for a 31 yard gain. McAllister broke tackles and was dragging tacklers downfield on the play. He left for only one play being replaced by rookie RB Reggie Bush, but returned to the field when the Saints had the ball inside the ten yard line. New Orleans gave the ball to McAllister on consecutive carries near the goal line resulting in a rushing touchdown. The Falcons did a solid job of adjusting and stopping the Saints' rushing attack before halftime. McAllister was stuffed on four consecutive carries. The Saints worked the clock late in the game as they gave McAllister eight fourth quarter carries. His nine yard touchdown around left end put the final nail in the Atlanta coffin.

2006 Week 13 vs SF (26 / 136 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

McAllister continues to be the primary ball carrier for the Saints, as he had 26 carries for 136 yards, averaging over five yards per carry. McAllister was the workhorse in the second half as the Saints tried to run the ball right at the 49ers, which they did successfully and controlled both the game and the clock in the process. Ten of McAllister's carries were for five or more yards, including four for over 10 yards. The first was reduced to just a five yard carry due to a penalty, but his later carries of 17, 11 and 18 yards all remained official.

2006 Week 14 vs DAL (21 / 111 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)

McAllister was the Saints' workhorse back, rushing the ball 21 times and going over the century mark in the fourth quarter. He was particularly strong on the Saints' last drive of the game, when they consumed most of the fourth quarter clock. McAllister also caught all three balls thrown his way.

2006 Week 15 vs WAS (15 / 48 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Outside of the TD, McAllister had a very quiet afternoon. He had 16 touches (one on a reception), but he was never able to get into a running rhythm against a swarming Washington defense. Even the touchdown he did get was tough to come by. McAllister took a screen from Drew Brees down to the four yard line. After getting stuffed on both first and second down, McAllister finally was able to make his way into the end zone on the third try. It was that kind of game, as there were very few holes for him to run to - and the ones that were there closed up rather quickly. McAllister nearly fumbled early in the fourth quarter during the exchange from Brees, but managed to regain the handle and maintain possession.

2006 Week 16 vs NYG (27 / 108 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

McAllister did not start the game, but replaced rookie RB Reggie Bush on the second New Orleans series after they got the ball back due to a muffed punt in the red zone. McAllister got two touches out of three plays, but the Saints were unable to capitalize on the turnover and had to settle for a Carney field goal. At the end of the Colston touchdown drive McAllister got two short carries at the goal line. He split carries with Bush though the third quarter and powered in for a nine yard touchdown that turned the game into a blowout. McAllister got all the touches on the final three New Orleans possessions as the Saints tried to wind down the clock with the run.

2006 Week 19 vs PHI (21 / 143 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 20 / 1 rec)

McAllister was the unsung hero for New Orleans this season, and he showed the national viewing audience why he was once a Pro Bowl running back. McAllister ran hard all game, gaining 143 yards and setting team and individual records for New Orleans all game. He had 40 yards after just two carries, which set the tone for the rest of the way. He finally reached the end zone in the third quarter on a five yard carry that looked more like a rugby scrum than an NFL run, as a swarm of Eagles and Saints moved the pile over the goal line for a tough six points. McAllister added 20 yards as a receiver, including an 11 yard pass from QB Drew Brees on a high toss to the left flat that McAllister took into the end zone for his second score of the game. McAllister closed the books on the Eagles and the game on the final drive, where he gained 14 yards on three carries to run out the clock.

2006 Week 20 vs CHI (6 / 18 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

McAllister only got five touches in the first half. The Saints weren't able to keep drives alive throwing the ball and two turnovers helped Chicago dominate in time of possession. New Orleans tried to get him involved in the offense more early in the third quarter with a carry and two passing targets, but the game got out of hand quickly during the third quarter and into the fourth.

2005 Week 1 vs CAR (26 / 64 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

McAllister was the primary workhorse for the Saints' offense, as he carried the ball 26 times on the day. McAllister was used heavily on the Saints' first series, which culminated in a yard touchdown run between the tackles. McAllister's second touchdown came on a two yard run between the tackles. McAllister was unable to break a big run against the Panthers, but he was effective at wearing down their defense nonetheless. He also saw plenty of action in the red zone. In addition to his two touchdowns, McAllister received five straight carries inside the Panthers' ten yard line during one second half series.

2005 Week 2 vs NYG (15 / 47 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)

McAllister finished the game with only 47 rushing yards on 15 carries. He had a six yard carry brought back on a holding penalty. He had two carries of nine yards, but most of his yardage was gained on one and two yard rushes and he found few holes against the Giants' front. McAllister's involvement in the receiving game brought his total yards up to 91 with 44 yards on six receptions. He made two receptions near the end of the first half one for ten yards, the second for 22 yards.

2005 Week 3 vs MIN (14 / 63 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)

McAllister seems to always suffer from the team's inability to stop opposing teams from putting them in a quick deficit, and the same thing happened with Minnesota. When his number was called, he did make the most of it, rushing for 63 yards and one TD on 14 carries, and he caught all four passes thrown his way for 19 yards. His TD came in the fourth quarter on a one yard run following a pass interference call on Minnesota in the end zone. McAllister got the Saints inside the Vikings' ten yard line with a 13 yard run.

2005 Week 4 vs BUF (27 / 130 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

McAllister started slowly but ended up being a big factor in the game. After being held to 28 yards on ten carries in the first half, McAllister become more of a factor as the Bills' defense tired. He was responsible for around half of the Saints' first downs, and had a stretch late in the game where he ran for first downs on four consecutive plays, the last of which went for 26 yards. McAllister did not score a touchdown, but did have carries from the three yard line and then the two on one drive, before it stalled resulting in a field goal. He caught two passes in the game, including an 11 yard reception for a first down. Another drive stalled when McAllister dropped an easy pass on third down.

2005 Week 5 vs GB (11 / 31 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

McAllister started off the game with a couple of decent runs and two screen passes that led to the Saints getting a field goal. Deuce McAllister ended with just 31 yards on 11 carries, leaving the game in the third quarter with a right knee sprain. McAllister also added 33 yards in receiving yards. Additional Update: FOX Sports is reporting that McAllister has a torn ACL and may miss the rest of the season. The team will have additional testing before making a move but it looks bad as of Monday afternoon. Antowain Smith would likely take over as the #1 RB