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Former Saints, Chargers RB Chuck Muncie dead at 60

Tuesday - 5/14/2013, 10:06pm  ET

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 1979, file photo, New Orleans Saints running back Chuck Muncie (42) breaks a tackle by New York Giants safety Beasley Reece and heads for the end zone to score a touchdown during an NFL football game at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Saints announced Tuesday, May 14, 2013, that Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died. He was 60. (AP Photo/File

BRETT MARTEL
AP Sports Writer

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesman said Tuesday.

Muncie family spokesman Vintage Foster of AMF Media Group in San Ramon, Calif., said Muncie died at his Los Angeles-area home on Monday from heart failure.

Muncie was the Saints' first-round pick, third overall, out of California in 1976. He played 4
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