Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBSteve Bartkowski26313187 for 369, 2,489 yards, 10 td, 18 int, & 33 rushes for 60 yards and 2 tdAtlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
RBHaskel Stanback26415188 rushes for 588 yards, 5 td, & 12 catches for 108 yards and 0 tdCincinnati Bengals / 5th / 114th pick / 1974
FBBubba Bean24215193 rushes for 707 yards, 3 td, & 31 catches for 209 yards and 1 tdAtlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1976
WRWallace Francis2751645 catches for 695 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -11 yards and 0 tdBuffalo Bills / 5th / 110th pick / 1973
WRBilly Ryckman2311545 catches for 679 yards, 2 tdAtlanta Falcons / 10th / 257th pick / 1977
TEJim Mitchell3191632 catches for 366 yards, 2 tdAtlanta Falcons / 4th / 81st pick / 1969
LTMike Kenn22Rook162 fumbles recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LGDave Scott252162 fumbles recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 3rd / 71st pick / 1976
CJeff Van Note32916Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
RGR.C. Thielemann231162 fumbles recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1977
RTWarren Bryant231121 fumble recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 1977
Defensive Starters
LDEJeff Yeates27412Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
LDTJim Bailey308150 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredBaltimore Colts / 2nd / 44th pick / 1970
RDTMike Lewis297160 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDEJeff Merrow25314Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 263rd pick / 1975
LLBFulton Kuykendall253160 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 6th / 132nd pick / 1975
MLBRobert Pennywell241150 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredSan Francisco 49ers / 6th / 168th pick / 1976
RLBGreg Brezina3210160 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 11th / 275th pick / 1968
LCBRolland Lawrence275166 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RCBRick Byas284162 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SSFrank Reed242161 interception, 5 fumbles recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 8th / 219th pick / 1976
FSTom Pridemore22Rook141 interception, 3 fumbles recoveredAtlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
Special Teams Starters
KTim Mazzetti22Rook013 of 16 field goals & 18 of 18 extra points
PJohn James2960109 punts for a 38.8 average, 1 blocked
PRBilly Ryckman2311528 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 tdAtlanta Falcons / 10th / 257th pick / 1977
KRDennis Pearson23Rook025 kick returns for a 26.5 average and 1 tdAtlanta Falcons / 5th / 125th pick / 1978

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