Dulymus (Deuce) McAllister is the only player in the history of Ole Miss Football to record three seasons with at least 1,000 all-purpose yards. In 1999, he won the Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the top collegiate football player in the state by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. He finished his college career at Ole Miss with records for carries (616), yards (3,060), rushing touchdowns (36), total touchdowns (41), points (246) and 100-yard games (13).
In April 2001, McAllister was the 23rd over-all pick by the New Orleans Saints. He went on to rush for over 1,000 yards in three straight seasons – a first in Saints history. He was the first Saints running back with 22 100-yard games, including franchise-record nine straight contests in 2003. In his first year as a starter in 2002 he led the conference with 1,388 rushing yards, scored 16 TDs and was voted to the Pro Bowl.
McAllister was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2003 and set the all-time rushing touchdown record for the Saints in 2008. He holds the all-time New Orleans Saints record for most career rushing yards (6,096) and touchdowns (55). McAllister retired from the NFL in January 2010.
In 2010, McAllister received the Army Community Award for his dedication to the states of Mississippi and Louisiana. McAllister was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Today, McAllister applies his workhorse mentality to his emerging businesses while continuing to give back to the under-privileged communities of the Gulf South region.