According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Former Cal Football Great Chuck Muncie Has Passed Away

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With His Family

Per Adam Schefter's Twitter:

How sad! Muncie was known to many for being a San Diego Charger, but he'll always be a Golden Bear to us! Some more info on his time at 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 behind Archie Griffin of Ohio State. He was awarded the 1975 W.J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast. After Muncie graduated, the New Orleans Saints selected him in the 1st round of the 1976 NFL Draft with the 3rd overall selection. Michael Trope known as Mike Trope during his days of being an NFL agent was able to negotiate an unheard of amount of $900,000 contract for seven years on behalf of Munice with the New Orleans Saints.[1][2][3]

Here are some videos with him at both Cal and the pros:




Share your memories of Chuck Muncie in the comments and GO BEARS!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join California Golden Blogs

You must be a member of California Golden Blogs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at California Golden Blogs. You should read them.

Join California Golden Blogs

You must be a member of California Golden Blogs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at California Golden Blogs. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker