Defensive end Charles Grant said he could envision naming a son after Deuce McAllister.
Fullback Mike Karney called McAllister "the people's champ."
At Saints headquarters this week, it was clear that fans in the Louisiana Superdome, who howled "Deeuuce!" every time McAllister ran the ball, weren't the only ones energized by the performance of the Saints' all-time rushing leader last Sunday.
McAllister rushed 20 times for 73 yards and a touchdown, and also had a 10-yard, third-down reception to sustain a scoring drive during New Orleans' 31-17 victory over San Francisco. It was his first real work since coming back from his second major knee operation in the previous three seasons.
McAllister, who has now rushed for 5,761 career yards and 45 touchdowns in 71 starts, said the runs that pleased him most were "the ugliest ones, where you have a guy in the backfield and you have to do something that normally you wouldn't have to do."