Career on Field
Dulymus Jenod McAllister is an American sports star born on December 27, 1978. He was known in the field of Football as a running back who initially played for the University of the Mississippi during his college years. In the history of Ole Miss, McAllister was the only player who had a record of about 1,000 all-purpose yards for three seasons. Throughout his sports career at the University of Mississippi, McAllister holds a total record of thirty-six rushing touchdowns, forty-one total touchdowns, 246 points, as well as 100-yard games.
In the following years that follow, the New Orleans Saints drafted McAllister in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Initially, he was the starting running back when Ricky Williams was traded. In his career with the New Orleans Saints, he had made another record after his rushing 1000 yards for the following consecutive three seasons. In 2005, he had given their team’s first record of forty-four touchdowns, twenty-two-yard games, along with 5,586 rushing yards. Subsequently, in 2003, McAllister had also achieved the 1, 641 yards on 351 carries, the club’s second history. With this, he was voted for the Pro Bowl. Interestingly, he was the only Saints to be voted to the Pro Bowl in consecutive seasons.
On October 2005, McAllister was placed on injured reserve. He suffered from an anterior cruciate ligament, a torn ligament in the knee, although he returned in the 2006 season. Even though he was a starter, McAllister had shared his first-time career in the backfield with the first-round pick, Reggie Bush. During his first playoff, McAllister rushed for 143 yards on twenty-three carries. Aside from that, he had also achieved one touchdown and four catches for 20 yards, besides another touchdown he made as New Orleans Saints defeated Philadelphia on a 27-24 score. This event had earned him his first-ever NFC Championship game.
Following that, in September 2007, McAllistertore a ligament in his left knee. Consequently, he was once again put into the injury reserve and missed the remaining of the 2007 season. After he had recovered, McAllister returned in September 2008 on a match against the Washington Redskins. As well as that, in a2008 regular-season game, McAllister had his first rushing touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. In the same year of November, he set the all-time rushing touchdown record against the Green Bay Packers. However, in February 2009, the New Orleans Saints released McAllister because of salary cap problems.
After sitting out for the rest of the 2009 seasons, McAllister was again signed by the Saints on January 15, 2010, a day before the playoff match against the Arizona Cardinals. In there, he served as the honorary captain of the Saints. Despite that, a week later, McAllister decided to retire from the NFL at the conclusion of the playoffs. In the Super Bowl XLIV, although McAllister did not play for the Saints, he was included in the team’s roster and was given a championship ring.
Life Outside the Field
Aside from being a notable football player, McAllister also runs a foundation for the under-privilege youth and adolescent in the Gulf South region. In addition, he previously owned a car dealership in Mississippi. However, he filed bankruptcy and was sued by Nissan Finance. With that, his home in Louisiana was auctioned.
In 2012, a judge ordered a settlement with Nissan, but in January 2013, McAllister was once again sued by Nissan. The car dealership then claimed that McAllister had not yet paid the settlement claim.
Aside from the dispute with Nissan, McAllister also files a suit against the nightclub Razzoo Bar and Patio after the 2004s Mardi Gras incident. He claimed that he was assaulted by the club’s bouncer. Nevertheless, both sides came into a confidential settlement in the year 2009.
Eight years later, the St. Martin’s Episcopal School had announced that Deuce McAllister joined their athletic department as their consultant. Following that, the WVUE-TV announced that McAllister would join the station as the Saints analyst, replacing Jim Henderson. Aside from that, he also owns the Ole Saint restaurant and sports bar chain in the French Quarter of New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi.