Chuck was a teammate. He was legally blind - I drew the duty to drive him around campus. He literally ran to daylight, but couldn't catch a pass for the life of him. I'm shocked at his demise.
You knew Chuck Muncie?
I remember as a kid, Muncie was the first RB I *really* liked. I liked his name, and those lightning bolts on the helmets appealed to me. I remember the Chargers throwing the ball all over the place, not playing defense, and having this RB who seemed to me was unstoppable when he ran, but they'd rather throw. I am sure that's not how it really was, but...
I think once a year or so I find myself looking Chuck Muncie up to see what he was up to. RIP.
My football career lasted one season at Cal - I was an invited walk-on with an academic scholorship promoted by Mike White the HC. Instead - of a cushy profootball career - I got thrown out of Cal for rioting for peace. Went back later and graduated after my year and 9 months of active duty. I really was a bad football player and knew it when Mike White "recruited" me - I never once went to the weight room - as I couldn't imagine anything more boring than lifting weights.
Chuck was a really good guy, but like I said - legally blind - fabulous athlete and runner.
"Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.”---Obama said in 2008