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1974 Atlanta Falcons

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3-11-0, NFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.3, Offense: -9.7, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 111 points (7.9/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 271 points (19.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of -160 points (-11.4/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-12.5.

Coach: Marion Campbell (1-5-0) and Norm Van Brocklin (2-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

Stadium: Atlanta Stadium
 Training Camp: Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Lee 28 5 9 78 for 172, 852 yards, 3 td, 14 int, & 19 rushes for 99 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 17th / 441st pick / 1968
RB Art Malone 26 4 13 116 rushes for 410 yards, 2 td, & 28 catches for 168 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 1970
FB Dave Hampton 27 5 9 127 rushes for 464 yards, 2 td, & 13 catches for 111 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 9th / 220th pick / 1969
WR Ken Burrow 26 3 14 34 catches for 545 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1971
WR Al Dodd 29 7 14 12 catches for 130 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 90th pick / 1967
TE Jim Mitchell 27 5 14 30 catches for 479 yards, 1 td, & 3 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 81st pick / 1969
LT Len Gotshalk 25 2 10 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 186th pick / 1971
LG Jim Miller 25 3 13
C Jeff Van Note* 28 5 14 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
RG Dennis Havig 25 2 14 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 189th pick / 1971
RT George Kunz* 27 5 14 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Claude Humphrey* 30 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
LDT Mike Tilleman 30 8 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 163rd pick / 1965
RDT Mike Lewis 25 3 14
RDE John Zook 27 5 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
LLB Don Hansen 30 8 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
MLB Tommy Nobis 31 8 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
RLB Greg Brezina 28 6 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 275th pick / 1968
LCB Rolland Lawrence 23 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Tom Hayes 28 3 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 137th pick / 1971
SS Ray Brown 25 3 14 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 148th pick / 1971
FS Clarence Ellis 24 2 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 15th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Nick Mike-Mayer 24 1 0 9 of 16 field goals & 12 of 12 extra points Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 248th pick / 1973
P John James 25 2 0 96 punts for a 40.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Al Dodd 29 7 14 27 punt returns for a 12.7 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 90th pick / 1967
KR Gerald Tinker 23 Rook 0 29 kick returns for a 24.3 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 44th pick / 1974

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 Larry Bailey 22 1 0 238 6-4 Pacific 5/10/1952 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 225th pick / 1974
63 Nick Bebout 23 13 4 261 6-5 Wyoming 5/5/1951 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
50 Greg Brezina 28 RLB 14 14 226 6-0 Houston 1/7/1946 6 7 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 275th pick / 1968
34 Ray Brown 25 SS 14 14 208 6-1 West Texas A&M 1/12/1949 3 8 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 148th pick / 1971
82 Ken Burrow 26 WR 14 14 190 6-0 Utah St.,San Diego St. 3/29/1948 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1971
38 Rick Byas 24 14 1 180 5-9 East. Michigan,Wayne State (MI) 10/19/1950 Rook 3
88 Henry Childs 23 6 0 223 6-2 Kansas St. 4/16/1951 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
41 Al Dodd 29 PR 14 14 185 6-0 NW State (LA) 8/21/1945 7 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 90th pick / 1967
32 Ray Easterling 25 14 0 195 6-0 Richmond 9/3/1949 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 223rd pick / 1972
29 Clarence Ellis 24 FS 14 14 193 5-11 Notre Dame 2/11/1950 2 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 15th pick / 1972
66 Ted Fritsch 24 14 0 242 6-2 St. Norbert 8/26/1950 2 1
84 Tom Geredine 24 12 14 195 6-2 Truman St. 6/17/1950 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 94th pick / 1973
65 Len Gotshalk 25 LT 10 10 259 6-4 Humboldt St. 10/21/1949 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 186th pick / 1971
43 Dave Hampton 27 FB 9 9 210 6-0 Wyoming 5/7/1947 5 2 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 220th pick / 1969
58 Don Hansen 30 LLB 14 14 235 6-2 Illinois 8/20/1944 8 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
56 Dennis Havig 25 RG 14 14 253 6-2 Colorado 5/6/1949 2 2 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 189th pick / 1971
27 Tom Hayes 28 RCB 13 13 199 6-1 San Diego St. 4/18/1946 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 137th pick / 1971
36 Rudy Holmes 22 8 0 178 5-10 Drake 7/19/1952 Rook 2
87 Claude Humphrey* 30 LDE 14 14 252 6-4 Tennessee St. 6/29/1944 6 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
6 John James 25 P 14 0 197 6-3 Florida 1/21/1949 2 3
20 Vince Kendrick 22 14 1 231 6-0 Florida 3/18/1952 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 96th pick / 1974
75 George Kunz* 27 RT 14 14 257 6-5 Notre Dame 7/5/1947 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1969
22 Rolland Lawrence 23 LCB 14 14 179 5-10 Tabor 3/24/1951 1 6
19 Bob Lee 28 QB 9 9 195 6-2 Arizona St.,Pacific 8/7/1946 5 -3 Minnesota Vikings / 17th / 441st pick / 1968
69 Mike Lewis 25 RDT 14 14 261 6-4 Wiley,Ark-Pine Bluff 7/14/1949 3 6
25 Art Malone 26 RB 13 13 211 5-11 Arizona St. 3/20/1948 4 2 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 1970
77 Rosie Manning 24 8 0 256 6-5 NE State (OK) 5/31/1950 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1972
31 Molly McGee 22 10 0 184 5-10 Rhode Island 8/26/1952 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 16th / 408th pick / 1974
11 Kim McQuilken 23 qb 5 2 203 6-2 Lehigh 2/26/1951 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 69th pick / 1974
83 Larry Mialik 24 14 0 226 6-2 Wisconsin 5/15/1950 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 302nd pick / 1972
12 Nick Mike-Mayer 24 K 14 0 186 5-8 Temple 3/1/1950 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 248th pick / 1973
55 Jim Miller 25 LG 14 13 240 6-3 Iowa 7/24/1949 3 2
86 Jim Mitchell 27 TE 14 14 234 6-1 Prairie View 10/19/1947 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 81st pick / 1969
52 Ken Mitchell 26 14 0 224 6-2 UNLV 11/14/1948 1 3
80 Louis Neal 23 10 0 215 6-4 Prairie View 1/10/1951 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 124th pick / 1973
60 Tommy Nobis 31 MLB 14 14 240 6-2 Texas 9/20/1943 8 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
51 Dick Palmer 27 14 0 232 6-2 Kentucky 4/9/1947 4 3 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 252nd pick / 1970
44 Eddie Ray 27 11 2 240 6-2 LSU 4/5/1947 4 1 Boston Patriots / 4th / 83rd pick / 1970
53 Paul Ryczek 22 14 0 230 6-2 Virginia 6/25/1952 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 252nd pick / 1974
64 Royce Smith 25 14 1 250 6-3 Georgia 6/17/1949 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1972
24 Haskel Stanback 22 13 3 210 6-0 Tennessee 3/19/1952 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 114th pick / 1974
7 Pat Sullivan 24 qb 6 3 198 6-0 Auburn 1/18/1950 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 40th pick / 1972
74 Mike Tilleman 30 LDT 12 12 272 6-7 Montana 3/30/1944 8 6 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 163rd pick / 1965
81 Gerald Tinker 23 KR 12 0 173 5-9 Memphis,Kent St. 1/19/1951 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 44th pick / 1974
57 Jeff Van Note* 28 C 14 14 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
79 Chuck Walker 33 14 2 250 6-3 Duke 8/10/1941 10 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
59 Lonnie Warwick 32 14 0 238 6-3 Tennessee,Tennessee Tech 2/26/1942 9 3
71 John Zook 27 RDE 14 14 243 6-4 Kansas 9/24/1947 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
Team Total 25.6 14 221.8 6-1.5 3.0