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1967 Atlanta Falcons

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1-12-1, Finished 4th in NFL Coastal Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.5, Offense: -7.3, Defense: -7.2, SoS: 3.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 175 points (12.5/g), 16th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 422 points (30.1/g), 16th.
 Differential of -247 points (-17.6/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-12.5.

Coach: Norb Hecker (1-12-1)

Stadium: Atlanta Stadium
 Training Camp: East Tennessee State (Johnson City, Tennessee)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Randy Johnson 23 1 12 142 for 288, 1,620 yards, 10 td, 21 int, & 24 rushes for 144 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 4th / 27th pick / 1966
HB Junior Coffey 25 2 0 180 rushes for 722 yards, 4 td, & 30 catches for 196 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 7th / 94th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1965
FB Tom Moore 29 7 0 53 rushes for 104 yards, 0 td, & 10 catches for 74 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1960
FL Tommy McDonald 33 10 0 33 catches for 436 yards, 4 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
SE Jerry Simmons 25 2 0 21 catches for 287 yards, 2 td
TE Ray Ogden 25 2 0 19 catches for 308 yards, 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 40th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 8th / 58th pick / 1965
LT Don Talbert 28 5 0 Houston Oilers / 34th / 271st pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 100th pick / 1961
LG Lou Kirouac 27 4 0
C Frank Marchlewski 24 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 152nd pick / 1965
RG Jim Simon 27 4 0 Boston Patriots / 9th / 71st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 15th / 208th pick / 1963
RT Errol Linden 30 6 0 Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Norton 25 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1965
LDT Karl Rubke 32 10 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
RDT Joe Szczecko 25 1 7 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDE Sam Williams 36 8 0 Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
LLB Marion Rushing 31 8 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Tommy Nobis*+ 24 1 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
RLB Ralph Heck 26 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 144th pick / 1963
LCB Ken Reaves 23 1 0 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
RCB Lee Calland 26 4 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Floyd Hudlow 24 2 10 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 10th / 80th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 119th pick / 1965
RS Nick Rassas 23 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1966
Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 17th pick / 1966
 Special Teams Starters
K Wade Traynham 25 1 0 7 of 18 field goals & 22 of 22 extra points
P Billy Lothridge 25 3 0 87 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
PR Ron Smith 24 2 0 20 punt returns for a 4.6 average and 0 td
KR Ron Smith 24 2 0 39 kick returns for a 25.0 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
57 Dick Absher 23 1 0 230 6-4 Maryland 4/19/1944 Rook 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 125th pick / 1967
87 Taz Anderson 29 8 0 220 6-2 Georgia Tech 11/15/1938 6 1 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 80th pick / 1960
80 Gary Barnes 28 13 0 200 6-4 Clemson 9/13/1939 5 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 41st pick / 1962
New York Titans / 9th / 69th pick / 1962
48 Tom Bleick 24 2 0 200 6-2 Georgia Tech 3/21/1943 1 1 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 126th pick / 1965
51 Andy Bowling 22 6 0 235 6-2 Virginia Tech 9/25/1945 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 105th pick / 1967
22 Lee Calland 26 RCB 14 0 190 6-0 Louisville 9/14/1941 4 4
34 Junior Coffey 25 HB 14 0 215 6-2 Washington 3/21/1942 2 6 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 94th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1965
75 Ed Cook 35 4 0 245 6-2 Notre Dame 6/29/1932 9 1
37 Perry Lee Dunn 26 14 0 210 6-2 Mississippi 1/20/1941 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 45th pick / 1964
25 Mike Fitzgerald 26 2 0 180 5-10 Iowa St. 5/4/1941 1 1
67 Dan Grimm 26 2 0 245 6-3 Colorado 2/7/1941 4 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 70th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 20th / 157th pick / 1963
64 Tom Harmon 22 10 0 238 6-4 Gustavus Adolphus 7/1/1945 Rook 2
25 Alex Hawkins 30 3 0 190 6-0 South Carolina 7/2/1937 8 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1959
55 Ralph Heck 26 RLB 14 0 230 6-1 Colorado 11/6/1941 4 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 144th pick / 1963
49 Floyd Hudlow 24 LS 10 10 195 5-11 Arizona 11/9/1943 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 80th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 119th pick / 1965
75 Bob Hughes 23 2 0 236 6-4 Rust,Jackson St. 11/17/1944 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 153rd pick / 1967
11 Randy Johnson 23 QB 14 12 205 6-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 6/17/1944 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 4th / 27th pick / 1966
65 Lou Kirouac 27 LG 8 0 248 6-3 Boston Col. 5/17/1940 4 3
65 Jake Kupp 26 6 0 248 6-3 Washington 3/12/1941 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
73 Errol Linden 30 RT 14 0 258 6-5 Houston 10/21/1937 6 3 Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
26 Billy Lothridge 25 P 14 0 194 6-1 Georgia Tech 1/1/1942 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
33 Jim Mankins 23 11 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma,Florida St. 6/23/1944 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 184th pick / 1966
53 Frank Marchlewski 24 C 14 0 240 6-2 Minnesota 10/14/1943 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 152nd pick / 1965
85 Bill Martin 25 14 0 238 6-4 Georgia Tech 10/27/1942 3 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 10th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1964
8 Tommy McDonald 33 FL 14 0 178 5-9 Oklahoma 7/26/1934 10 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
21 Tom Moore 29 FB 10 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 7/17/1938 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1960
60 Tommy Nobis*+ 24 MLB 14 0 240 6-2 Texas 9/20/1943 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
14 Terry Nofsinger 29 qb 7 1 215 6-4 Utah 7/13/1938 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 230th pick / 1961
70 Jim Norton 25 LDE 14 0 254 6-4 Washington 11/18/1942 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1965
28 Ray Ogden 25 TE 11 0 225 6-5 Alabama 9/2/1942 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 40th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 8th / 58th pick / 1965
27 Nick Rassas 23 RS 5 0 190 6-0 Notre Dame 1/13/1944 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1966
Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 17th pick / 1966
36 Ken Reaves 23 LCB 14 0 210 6-3 Norfolk St. 10/29/1944 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
29 Ron Rector 23 10 0 200 6-0 Northwestern 5/29/1944 1 1 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 138th pick / 1966
68 Bobby Richards 29 14 0 245 6-2 LSU 10/2/1938 5 2 Oakland Raiders / 32nd / 249th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 210th pick / 1961
43 Jerry Richardson 26 13 0 190 6-3 West Texas A&M 11/13/1941 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 7th / 54th pick / 1964
20 Bob Riggle 23 11 0 200 6-1 Penn St. 2/5/1944 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 20th / 291st pick / 1966
74 Karl Rubke 32 LDT 8 0 240 6-4 USC 12/6/1935 10 4 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
52 Marion Rushing 31 LLB 14 0 223 6-2 Southern Illinois 9/3/1936 8 4
61 Bill Sandeman 25 11 0 252 6-6 Pacific 11/30/1942 1 2
54 Bob Sanders 24 9 0 235 6-3 North Texas 6/9/1943 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 126th pick / 1966
77 Chuck Sieminski 27 14 0 270 6-5 Penn St. 7/3/1940 4 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 14th / 110th pick / 1962
44 Jerry Simmons 25 SE 12 0 190 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 11/14/1942 2 2
66 Jim Simon 27 RG 14 0 240 6-4 Miami (FL) 3/22/1940 4 3 Boston Patriots / 9th / 71st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 15th / 208th pick / 1963
14 Steve Sloan 23 qb 5 1 185 6-0 Alabama 8/19/1944 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 156th pick / 1966
40 Ron Smith 24 KR 13 0 195 6-1 Wisconsin 5/3/1943 2 3
71 Joe Szczecko 25 RDT 12 7 245 6-0 Northwestern 8/25/1942 1 2
72 Don Talbert 28 LT 12 0 255 6-5 Texas 3/1/1939 5 3 Houston Oilers / 34th / 271st pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 100th pick / 1961
7 Wade Traynham 25 K 14 0 218 6-2 Frederick CC (MD) 2/3/1942 1 3
30 Ernie Wheelwright 28 3 0 235 6-3 Southern Illinois 11/28/1939 3 1
88 Sam Williams 36 RDE 14 0 235 6-5 Michigan St. 3/9/1931 8 4 Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
63 Jim Wilson 26 7 0 258 6-3 Georgia 4/14/1941 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 43rd pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 14th / 109th pick / 1964
81 Bo Wood 22 14 0 235 6-3 North Carolina 1/24/1945 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 159th pick / 1967
Team Total 26.1 14 223.0 6-2.3 3.1