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1970 Atlanta Falcons

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4-8-2, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.3, Offense: -3.5, Defense: 1.2, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 206 points (14.7/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 261 points (18.6/g), 10th.
 Differential of -55 points (-3.9/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (4-8-2)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Berry 28 5 12 156 for 269, 1,806 yards, 16 td, 13 int, & 13 rushes for 60 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 142nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 26th / 201st pick / 1964
RB Harmon Wages 24 2 11 119 rushes for 422 yards, 1 td, & 26 catches for 153 yards and 2 td
FB Cannonball Butler 27 5 12 166 rushes for 636 yards, 0 td, & 24 catches for 151 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965
WR Paul Flatley 29 7 14 39 catches for 544 yards, 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
WR Todd Snyder 22 Rook 9 23 catches for 311 yards, 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 65th pick / 1970
TE Jim Mitchell 23 1 14 44 catches for 650 yards, 6 td, & 5 rushes for 23 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 81st pick / 1969
LT Mal Snider 23 1 14 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
LG Andy Maurer 22 Rook 9 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 64th pick / 1970
C Jeff Van Note 24 1 14 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
RG Dick Enderle 23 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
RT George Kunz 23 1 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Claude Humphrey* 26 2 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
LDT Greg Lens 25 Rook 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 86th pick / 1970
RDT Glen Condren 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 19th / 147th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 11th / 152nd pick / 1964
RDE John Zook 23 1 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
LLB Grady Allen 24 2 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Tommy Nobis* 27 4 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
RLB Don Hansen 26 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
LCB Ken Reaves 26 4 13 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
RCB Rudy Redmond 23 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1969
SS John Mallory 24 2 5 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1968
FS Tom McCauley 23 1 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 253rd pick / 1969
 Special Teams Starters
K Ken Vinyard 23 Rook 0 9 of 25 field goals & 23 of 26 extra points Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1969
P Billy Lothridge 28 6 0 76 punts for a 38.7 average, 0 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
PR John Mallory 24 2 5 17 punt returns for a 11.9 average and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1968
KR Cannonball Butler 27 5 12 14 kick returns for a 20.3 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Ron Acks 26 8 2 214 6-2 Illinois 10/3/1944 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 57th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 16th / 141st pick / 1966
54 Grady Allen 24 LLB 14 12 225 6-3 Texas A&M 1/1/1946 2 7
17 Bob Berry 28 QB 12 12 185 5-11 Oregon 3/10/1942 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 142nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 26th / 201st pick / 1964
65 Bob Breitenstein 27 7 6 265 6-3 Tulsa 4/8/1943 5 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1965
19 Mike Brunson 23 8 0 190 6-1 Mesa,Arizona St. 7/30/1947 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 272nd pick / 1970
33 Cannonball Butler 27 FB 14 12 194 5-9 Edward Waters 5/4/1943 5 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965
45 Sonny Campbell 22 11 0 192 5-11 Northern Arizona 3/5/1948 Rook 2
32 Grady Cavness 23 4 0 187 5-11 Texas-El Paso 3/1/1947 1 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1969
15 Gail Cogdill 33 6 0 200 6-3 Washington St. 4/7/1937 10 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
88 Glen Condren 28 RDT 14 0 251 6-4 Oklahoma 6/10/1942 5 7 New York Jets / 19th / 147th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 11th / 152nd pick / 1964
51 Ted Cottrell 23 14 0 233 6-2 Delaware Valley 6/13/1947 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 164th pick / 1969
84 Mike Donohoe 25 14 0 225 6-3 San Francisco 5/6/1945 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 225th pick / 1968
63 Dick Enderle 23 RG 12 0 250 6-2 Minnesota 11/6/1947 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
85 Paul Flatley 29 WR 14 14 187 6-1 Northwestern 1/30/1941 7 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
28 Mike Freeman 26 14 2 179 5-11 Fresno St. 7/13/1944 2 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 89th pick / 1968
40 Paul Gipson 24 13 2 210 6-0 Houston 3/21/1946 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 29th pick / 1969
59 Dean Halverson 24 7 0 230 6-2 Washington 8/24/1946 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 351st pick / 1968
58 Don Hansen 26 RLB 14 14 235 6-2 Illinois 8/20/1944 4 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
68 Dave Hettema 28 6 0 250 6-5 New Mexico 11/7/1942 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 212th pick / 1965
87 Claude Humphrey* 26 LDE 12 12 252 6-4 Tennessee St. 6/29/1944 2 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
11 Randy Johnson 26 qb 4 2 205 6-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 6/17/1944 4 2 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 4th / 27th pick / 1966
75 George Kunz 23 RT 9 9 257 6-5 Notre Dame 7/5/1947 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1969
49 Al Lavan 24 13 9 202 6-1 Colorado St. 9/13/1946 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 204th pick / 1968
24 Kent Lawrence 24 1 0 180 6-0 Georgia 6/3/1946 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 211th pick / 1969
72 Greg Lens 25 LDT 14 10 261 6-5 Trinity (TX) 3/11/1945 Rook 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 86th pick / 1970
26 Billy Lothridge 28 P 14 0 194 6-1 Georgia Tech 1/1/1942 6 1 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
22 John Mallory 24 PR 14 5 184 6-0 West Virginia 7/24/1946 2 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1968
25 Art Malone 22 14 3 211 5-11 Arizona St. 3/20/1948 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 1970
89 Randy Marshall 24 9 2 237 6-5 Linfield 12/14/1946 Rook 4 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 152nd pick / 1970
53 John Matlock 26 14 0 249 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/19/1944 3 2
64 Andy Maurer 22 LG 14 9 265 6-3 Oregon 9/30/1948 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 64th pick / 1970
20 Tom McCauley 23 FS 14 12 193 6-3 Wisconsin 5/3/1947 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 253rd pick / 1969
86 Jim Mitchell 23 TE 14 14 234 6-1 Prairie View 10/19/1947 1 6 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 81st pick / 1969
60 Tommy Nobis* 27 MLB 14 14 240 6-2 Texas 9/20/1943 4 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
36 Ken Reaves 26 LCB 14 13 210 6-3 Norfolk St. 10/29/1944 4 7 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
47 Rudy Redmond 23 RCB 14 14 196 6-1 Pacific 8/25/1947 1 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1969
62 Gary Roberts 24 11 6 242 6-2 Purdue 11/30/1946 Rook 2 New York Jets / 11th / 286th pick / 1969
61 Bill Sandeman 28 6 2 252 6-6 Pacific 11/30/1942 4 2
66 John Small 24 10 4 269 6-4 The Citadel 11/20/1946 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 12th pick / 1970
67 Mal Snider 23 LT 14 14 251 6-4 Stanford 4/5/1947 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
80 Todd Snyder 22 WR 12 9 187 6-1 Ohio 10/22/1948 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 65th pick / 1970
74 Jim Sullivan 26 7 0 240 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 8/20/1944 Rook 3
57 Jeff Van Note 24 C 14 14 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
8 Ken Vinyard 23 K 14 0 190 5-10 Texas Tech 6/18/1947 Rook -1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1969
5 Harmon Wages 24 RB 13 11 215 6-1 Florida 5/18/1946 2 5
71 John Zook 23 RDE 14 14 243 6-4 Kansas 9/24/1947 1 7 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
Team Total 24.9 14 221.9 6-2.0 2.1