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Monday, April 21, 2014

Deuce being honored

In addition to Saturday’s Ole Miss football game against Tulane at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, there will be several other signature events for Ole Miss fans in New Orleans this weekend.

A highlight of the weekend will be former Ole Miss running back Deuce McAllister’s induction into the New Orleans Saints’ Hall of Fame.

McAllister played for the Saints for eight seasons from 2001-2008. A two-time Pro Bowler (2002 and 2003), McAllister was a first-round draft pick of the Saints in the 2001 NFL Draft (23rd overall).

He retired as the leading rusher in the history of the franchise, amassing 6,096 yards on 1,429 carries (4.3 avg.). He is the all-time leader in touchdowns with 55.

Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork and other athletics officials will be present at Sunday’s Saints home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, who feature former Rebels Dexter McCluster, Jerrell Powe and Kendrick Lewis. The Pride of the South Ole Miss marching band will perform at halftime. (September 21, 2012, Page 6A)

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