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1969 Atlanta Falcons

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFL Coastal Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.8, Offense: 0.3, Defense: 2.5, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (19.7/g), 11th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 268 points (19.1/g), 6th.
 Differential of 8 points (0.6/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 7.2-6.8.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (6-8-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Berry* 27 4 7 71 for 124, 1,087 yards, 10 td, 2 int, & 20 rushes for 68 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 142nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 26th / 201st pick / 1964
HB Harmon Wages 23 1 0 72 rushes for 375 yards, 2 td, & 22 catches for 228 yards and 1 td
FB Cannonball Butler* 26 4 0 163 rushes for 655 yards, 3 td, & 17 catches for 297 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965
FL Paul Flatley 28 6 0 45 catches for 834 yards, 6 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
SE Gail Cogdill 32 9 0 24 catches for 374 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
TE Jim Mitchell* 22 Rook 0 22 catches for 339 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 77 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 81st pick / 1969
LT Bill Sandeman 27 3 0
LG Dick Enderle 22 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
C Bruce Bosley 36 13 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
RG Mal Snider 22 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
RT George Kunz* 22 Rook 14 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Claude Humphrey 25 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
LDT Jerry Shay 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1966
RDT Dave Cahill 27 3 0
RDE John Zook 22 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
LLB Grady Allen 23 1 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Don Hansen 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
RLB Greg Brezina* 23 1 0 1 interception, 5 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 275th pick / 1968
LCB Ken Reaves* 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
RCB Rudy Redmond 22 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1969
LS Jim Weatherford 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 366th pick / 1969
RS John Mallory 23 1 4 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Etter* 24 1 0 15 of 30 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points
P Billy Lothridge 27 5 0 69 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
PR John Mallory 23 1 4 13 punt returns for a 3.2 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1968
KR Charlie Bryant 28 3 0 21 kick returns for a 19.4 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 135th pick / 1966

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Ron Acks 25 14 0 214 6-2 Illinois 10/3/1944 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 57th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 16th / 141st pick / 1966
54 Grady Allen 23 LLB 14 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 1/1/1946 1 7
17 Bob Berry* 27 QB 7 7 185 5-11 Oregon 3/10/1942 4 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 142nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 26th / 201st pick / 1964
77 Bruce Bosley 36 C 12 0 241 6-2 West Virginia 11/5/1933 13 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1956
65 Bob Breitenstein 26 10 0 265 6-3 Tulsa 4/8/1943 4 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1965
50 Greg Brezina* 23 RLB 14 0 226 6-0 Houston 1/7/1946 1 10 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 275th pick / 1968
32 Charlie Bryant 28 KR 14 0 207 6-0 Allen 3/7/1941 3 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 135th pick / 1966
33 Cannonball Butler* 26 FB 14 0 194 5-9 Edward Waters 5/4/1943 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965
73 Dave Cahill 27 RDT 11 0 245 6-3 Northern Arizona 7/26/1942 3 6
34 Junior Coffey 27 6 0 215 6-2 Washington 3/21/1942 4 2 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 94th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1965
15 Gail Cogdill 32 SE 13 0 200 6-3 Washington St. 4/7/1937 9 5 Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
88 Glen Condren 27 9 0 251 6-4 Oklahoma 6/10/1942 4 3 New York Jets / 19th / 147th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 11th / 152nd pick / 1964
51 Ted Cottrell 22 10 0 233 6-2 Delaware Valley 6/13/1947 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 164th pick / 1969
63 Dick Enderle 22 LG 14 0 250 6-2 Minnesota 11/6/1947 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
3 Bob Etter* 24 K 14 0 157 5-11 Georgia 8/8/1945 1 2
59 James Ferguson 27 2 0 240 6-4 USC 10/15/1942 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 439th pick / 1968
85 Paul Flatley 28 FL 14 0 187 6-1 Northwestern 1/30/1941 6 10 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
28 Mike Freeman 25 14 0 179 5-11 Fresno St. 7/13/1944 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 89th pick / 1968
40 Paul Gipson 23 10 0 210 6-0 Houston 3/21/1946 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 29th pick / 1969
58 Don Hansen 25 MLB 11 0 235 6-2 Illinois 8/20/1944 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
70 Bob Hughes 25 14 0 236 6-4 Rust,Jackson St. 11/17/1944 2 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 153rd pick / 1967
87 Claude Humphrey 25 LDE 14 0 252 6-4 Tennessee St. 6/29/1944 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
11 Randy Johnson 25 qb 6 5 205 6-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 6/17/1944 3 4 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 4th / 27th pick / 1966
75 George Kunz* 22 RT 14 14 257 6-5 Notre Dame 7/5/1947 Rook 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1969
49 Al Lavan 23 11 0 202 6-1 Colorado St. 9/13/1946 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 204th pick / 1968
43 Monte Ledbetter 26 2 0 185 6-2 NW State (LA) 8/13/1943 2 0 Houston Oilers / 11th / 95th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 10th / 153rd pick / 1966
82 Bobby Lee 24 2 0 200 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1945 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 447th pick / 1968
18 Bruce Lemmerman 24 qb 7 2 206 6-1 Cal State-Northridge 10/4/1945 1 2
26 Billy Lothridge 27 P 14 0 194 6-1 Georgia Tech 1/1/1942 5 3 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
22 John Mallory 23 PR 13 4 184 6-0 West Virginia 7/24/1946 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1968
20 Tom McCauley 22 14 0 193 6-3 Wisconsin 5/3/1947 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 253rd pick / 1969
45 Gary McDermott 21 4 0 211 6-1 Tulsa 6/9/1948 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 227th pick / 1968
86 Jim Mitchell* 22 TE 14 0 234 6-1 Prairie View 10/19/1947 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 81st pick / 1969
60 Tommy Nobis 26 5 0 240 6-2 Texas 9/20/1943 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
36 Ken Reaves* 25 LCB 14 0 210 6-3 Norfolk St. 10/29/1944 3 9 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
47 Rudy Redmond 22 RCB 14 0 196 6-1 Pacific 8/25/1947 Rook 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1969
74 Bill Sabatino 24 6 0 245 6-3 Colorado 8/9/1945 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 282nd pick / 1967
61 Bill Sandeman 27 LT 13 0 252 6-6 Pacific 11/30/1942 3 5
55 Roy Schmidt 27 9 0 248 6-3 Long Beach St. 5/3/1942 2 2 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 178th pick / 1965
78 Jerry Shay 25 LDT 14 0 250 6-3 Purdue 7/10/1944 3 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1966
44 Jerry Simmons 27 2 0 190 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 11/14/1942 4 0
81 Ralph Smith 31 14 0 215 6-2 Mississippi 12/1/1938 7 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 93rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 111th pick / 1962
67 Mal Snider 22 RG 14 0 251 6-4 Stanford 4/5/1947 Rook 6 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
23 Jeff Stanciel 22 2 0 192 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 5/4/1947 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 237th pick / 1969
57 Jeff Van Note 23 1 0 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
5 Harmon Wages 23 HB 14 0 215 6-1 Florida 5/18/1946 1 6
59 Jim Waskiewicz 25 12 0 240 6-4 Wichita St. 2/10/1944 3 3 New York Jets / 4th / 29th pick / 1966
42 Jim Weatherford 23 LS 14 0 186 5-11 Tennessee 8/16/1946 Rook 7 Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 366th pick / 1969
24 Nate Wright 22 3 0 180 5-11 San Diego St. 12/21/1947 Rook 2
71 John Zook 22 RDE 14 0 243 6-4 Kansas 9/24/1947 Rook 7 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
Team Total 25.0 14 218.4 6-1.9 2.2