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1982 Atlanta Falcons

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5-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -0.5, Defense: -3.3, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 183 points (20.3/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 199 points (22.1/g), 21st.
 Differential of -16 points (-1.8/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 4.1-4.9.

Coach: Leeman Bennett (5-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Jerry Glanville

Stadium: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
 Training Camp: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility (Suwanee, Georgia)

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 Steve Bartkowski 30 7 9 166 for 262, 1,905 yards, 8 td, 11 int, & 13 rushes for 4 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
RB Lynn Cain 27 3 9 54 rushes for 173 yards, 1 td, & 13 catches for 101 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1979
FB William Andrews* 27 3 9 139 rushes for 573 yards, 5 td, & 42 catches for 503 yards and 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 1979
WR Alfred Jackson 27 4 9 26 catches for 361 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 167th pick / 1978
WR Alfred Jenkins 30 7 9 24 catches for 347 yards, 1 td
TE Junior Miller 25 2 9 20 catches for 221 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 7th pick / 1980
LT Mike Kenn* 26 4 9 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG Pat Howell 25 3 9 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 49th pick / 1979
C Jeff Van Note* 36 13 9 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
RG R.C. Thielemann*+ 27 5 9 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1977
RT Warren Bryant 27 5 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jeff Yeates 31 8 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
NT Don Smith 25 3 9 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
RDE Jeff Merrow 29 7 7 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 263rd pick / 1975
LOLB Al Richardson 25 2 8 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 201st pick / 1980
LILB Fulton Kuykendall 29 7 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 132nd pick / 1975
RILB Buddy Curry 24 2 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
ROLB Joel Williams 26 3 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LCB Bobby Butler 23 1 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB Kenny Johnson 24 2 9 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
SS Bob Glazebrook 26 4 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 11th / 304th pick / 1978
FS Tom Pridemore 26 4 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Mick Luckhurst 24 1 0 10 of 14 field goals & 21 of 22 extra points
P Dave Smigelsky 23 Rook 0 26 punts for a 38.5 average, 0 blocked
PR Billy Johnson 30 8 0 24 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
KR Reggie Brown 22 Rook 0 24 kick returns for a 19.4 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 95th pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 William Andrews* 27 FB 9 9 206 6-0 Auburn 12/25/1955 3 15 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 1979
82 Stacey Bailey 22 5 0 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
10 Steve Bartkowski 30 QB 9 9 216 6-4 California 11/12/1952 7 11 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
88 Clay Brown 24 1 0 223 6-3 BYU 9/20/1958 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1981
46 Reggie Brown 22 KR 8 0 211 5-11 Oregon 3/12/1960 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 95th pick / 1982
66 Warren Bryant 27 RT 9 9 273 6-6 Kentucky 11/11/1955 5 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 1977
23 Bobby Butler 23 LCB 9 9 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 1 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
21 Lynn Cain 27 RB 9 9 205 6-1 USC 10/16/1955 3 4 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1979
89 William Curran 23 7 0 175 5-10 UCLA 12/30/1959 Rook 0
50 Buddy Curry 24 RILB 9 9 224 6-4 North Carolina 6/4/1958 2 6 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
59 Paul Davis 24 lb 9 1 221 6-2 North Carolina 7/10/1958 1 1
34 Blane Gaison 24 9 0 185 6-0 Hawaii 5/13/1958 1 1
36 Bob Glazebrook 26 SS 9 9 200 6-1 Fresno St. 3/7/1956 4 7 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 304th pick / 1978
83 Floyd Hodge 23 9 0 195 6-0 Utah 7/18/1959 Rook 3
64 Pat Howell 25 LG 9 9 257 6-5 USC 3/12/1957 3 7 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 49th pick / 1979
85 Alfred Jackson 27 WR 9 9 176 5-11 Texas 8/3/1955 4 6 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 167th pick / 1978
62 Robert Jackson 28 4 0 230 6-1 Texas A&M 8/7/1954 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 17th pick / 1977
84 Alfred Jenkins 30 WR 9 9 170 5-10 Morris Brown 1/25/1952 7 5
81 Billy Johnson 30 PR 9 0 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 8 0 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
37 Kenny Johnson 24 RCB 9 9 176 5-10 Mississippi St. 1/7/1958 2 6 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
20 Earl Jones 25 9 0 178 6-0 Norfolk St. 7/19/1957 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1980
78 Mike Kenn* 26 LT 9 9 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 4 11 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
88 Keith Krepfle 30 4 0 227 6-3 Iowa St. 2/4/1952 7 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 115th pick / 1974
54 Fulton Kuykendall 29 LILB 9 9 225 6-4 UCLA 6/10/1953 7 6 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 132nd pick / 1975
51 Jim Laughlin 24 9 0 222 6-0 Ohio St. 7/5/1958 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 91st pick / 1980
18 Mick Luckhurst 24 K 9 0 180 6-1 St. Cloud St.,California 3/31/1958 1 4
75 Jeff Merrow 29 RDE 8 7 236 6-4 West Virginia 7/12/1953 7 6 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 263rd pick / 1975
87 Russ Mikeska 27 5 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 9/10/1955 3 0
80 Junior Miller 25 TE 9 9 239 6-4 Nebraska 11/26/1957 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 7th pick / 1980
15 Mike Moroski 25 9 0 200 6-4 California-Davis 9/4/1957 3 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1979
53 Neal Musser 25 8 0 220 6-2 North Carolina St. 3/20/1957 1 1
71 Mike Perko 25 nt 9 2 235 6-4 Gonzaga,Utah St. 3/30/1957 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 155th pick / 1982
27 Tom Pridemore 26 FS 9 9 186 5-10 West Virginia 4/29/1956 4 7 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
56 Al Richardson 25 LOLB 8 8 211 6-2 Georgia Tech 9/23/1957 2 5 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 201st pick / 1980
42 Gerald Riggs 22 9 0 230 6-1 Arizona St. 11/6/1960 Rook 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
12 George Roberts 27 3 0 181 6-0 Virginia Tech 6/10/1955 4 1
33 Bo Robinson 26 9 0 228 6-2 West Texas A&M 5/27/1956 3 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1979
77 Doug Rogers 22 9 0 266 6-5 Stanford 6/23/1960 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1982
67 Eric Sanders 24 9 0 277 6-6 Nevada 10/22/1958 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
70 Dave Scott 29 9 0 276 6-4 Kansas 12/26/1953 6 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 71st pick / 1976
61 John Scully 24 9 0 262 6-6 Notre Dame 8/2/1958 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
3 Dave Smigelsky 23 P 6 0 180 5-11 Virginia Tech 7/3/1959 Rook 1
65 Don Smith 25 NT 9 9 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 5/9/1957 3 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
47 Mike Spivey 28 8 0 197 6-0 Colorado 3/10/1954 5 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1977
25 Ray Strong 26 9 0 184 5-9 UNLV 5/7/1956 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 263rd pick / 1978
68 R.C. Thielemann*+ 27 RG 9 9 255 6-4 Arkansas 8/12/1955 5 13 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1977
57 Jeff Van Note* 36 C 9 9 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 13 11 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
52 Lyman White 23 2 0 217 6-0 LSU 1/3/1959 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 54th pick / 1981
58 Joel Williams 26 ROLB 9 9 222 6-1 Peru St.,Wisc-LaCrosse 12/13/1956 3 11
79 Jeff Yeates 31 LDE 9 9 248 6-3 Boston Col. 8/3/1951 8 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
63 Mike Zele 26 9 0 239 6-3 Kent St. 7/3/1956 3 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 127th pick / 1979
Team Total 25.9 9 217.1 6-1.7 3.1