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1983 Atlanta Falcons

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: 2.9, Defense: -2.1, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 370 points (23.1/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 389 points (24.3/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.2/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Dan Henning (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Fry
 Defensive Coordinator: John Marshall

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve Bartkowski 31 8 14 274 for 432, 3,167 yards, 22 td, 5 int, & 16 rushes for 38 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
RB William Andrews* 28 4 16 331 rushes for 1,567 yards, 7 td, & 59 catches for 609 yards and 4 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 1979
WR Stacey Bailey 23 1 12 55 catches for 881 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for -5 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
WR Alfred Jenkins 31 8 10 38 catches for 487 yards, 1 td
TE Arthur Cox 22 Rook 9 9 catches for 83 yards, 1 td
TE Bo Robinson 27 4 9 12 catches for 100 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1979
LT Mike Kenn* 27 5 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG R.C. Thielemann* 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1977
C Jeff Van Note 37 14 16 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
RG John Scully 25 2 16 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
RT Warren Bryant 28 6 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jeff Yeates 32 9 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
LDT Andrew Provence 22 Rook 12 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 75th pick / 1983
RDT Don Smith 26 4 13 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
RDE Jeff Merrow 30 8 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 263rd pick / 1975
LLB John Rade 23 Rook 11 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
MLB Fulton Kuykendall 30 8 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 132nd pick / 1975
RLB Buddy Curry 25 3 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
LCB Bobby Butler 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB Kenny Johnson 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
SS Tom Pridemore 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
FS James Britt 23 Rook 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Mick Luckhurst 25 2 0 17 of 22 field goals & 43 of 45 extra points
P Ralph Giacomarro 22 Rook 0 70 punts for a 40.3 average, 1 blocked Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 268th pick / 1983
PR Billy Johnson* 31 9 1 46 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 1 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
KR Richard Williams 23 Rook 0 23 kick returns for a 20.0 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 56th pick / 1983

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 William Andrews* 28 RB 16 16 206 6-0 Auburn 12/25/1955 4 18 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 1979
82 Stacey Bailey 23 WR 14 12 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 1 8 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
10 Steve Bartkowski 31 QB 14 14 216 6-4 California 11/12/1952 8 12 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
69 Dan Benish 22 dt 16 3 273 6-5 Clemson 11/21/1961 Rook 2
26 James Britt 23 FS 14 8 185 6-0 LSU 9/12/1960 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1983
46 Reggie Brown 23 2 0 211 5-11 Oregon 3/12/1960 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 95th pick / 1982
66 Warren Bryant 28 RT 16 16 273 6-6 Kentucky 11/11/1955 6 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 1977
23 Bobby Butler 24 LCB 16 16 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 2 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
21 Lynn Cain 28 16 0 205 6-1 USC 10/16/1955 4 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1979
88 Arthur Cox 22 TE 16 9 262 6-3 Texas Southern 2/5/1961 Rook 1
89 William Curran 24 16 0 175 5-10 UCLA 12/30/1959 1 0
50 Buddy Curry 25 RLB 16 16 224 6-4 North Carolina 6/4/1958 3 6 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
51 Rich Dixon 24 14 0 235 6-2 California 8/6/1959 Rook 1
71 Dan Dufour 23 16 0 280 6-5 UCLA 10/18/1960 Rook 1
58 David Frye 22 lb 16 2 223 6-2 Purdue 6/21/1961 Rook 2
34 Blane Gaison 25 16 0 185 6-0 Hawaii 5/13/1958 2 1
1 Ralph Giacomarro 22 P 16 0 190 6-1 Penn St. 1/17/1961 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 268th pick / 1983
36 Bob Glazebrook 27 FS 16 8 200 6-1 Fresno St. 3/7/1956 5 4 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 304th pick / 1978
52 John Harper 23 13 0 230 6-3 Southern Illinois 6/12/1960 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 102nd pick / 1983
30 Steve Haworth 22 11 0 189 5-11 Oklahoma 9/16/1961 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1983
83 Floyd Hodge 24 wr 12 6 195 6-0 Utah 7/18/1959 1 3
64 Pat Howell 26 2 0 257 6-5 USC 3/12/1957 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 49th pick / 1979
85 Alfred Jackson 28 wr 4 4 176 5-11 Texas 8/3/1955 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 167th pick / 1978
84 Alfred Jenkins 31 WR 10 10 170 5-10 Morris Brown 1/25/1952 8 5
81 Billy Johnson* 31 PR 16 1 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 9 8 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
37 Kenny Johnson 25 RCB 16 16 176 5-10 Mississippi St. 1/7/1958 3 6 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
20 Earl Jones 26 16 0 178 6-0 Norfolk St. 7/19/1957 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1980
78 Mike Kenn* 27 LT 16 16 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 5 13 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
54 Fulton Kuykendall 30 MLB 14 14 225 6-4 UCLA 6/10/1953 8 5 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 132nd pick / 1975
70 Ronnie Lee 27 14 0 265 6-3 Baylor 12/24/1956 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 65th pick / 1979
55 Dave Levenick 24 16 0 222 6-3 Wisconsin 5/28/1959 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 315th pick / 1982
18 Mick Luckhurst 25 K 16 0 180 6-1 St. Cloud St.,California 3/31/1958 2 4
49 Allama Matthews 22 te 16 1 230 6-3 Vanderbilt 8/24/1961 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 322nd pick / 1983
75 Jeff Merrow 30 RDE 16 12 236 6-4 West Virginia 7/12/1953 8 5 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 263rd pick / 1975
62 Brett Miller 25 16 0 293 6-7 Iowa 10/2/1958 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
80 Junior Miller 26 te 15 6 239 6-4 Nebraska 11/26/1957 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 7th pick / 1980
15 Mike Moroski 26 qb 16 2 200 6-4 California-Davis 9/4/1957 4 2 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1979
74 Mike Pitts 23 dt 16 4 277 6-5 Alabama 9/25/1960 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1983
27 Tom Pridemore 27 SS 16 16 186 5-10 West Virginia 4/29/1956 5 6 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
72 Andrew Provence 22 LDT 16 12 265 6-3 South Carolina 3/8/1961 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 75th pick / 1983
59 John Rade 23 LLB 16 11 232 6-1 Northern Arizona,Boise St. 8/31/1960 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
56 Al Richardson 26 llb 5 5 211 6-2 Georgia Tech 9/23/1957 3 2 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 201st pick / 1980
42 Gerald Riggs 23 14 0 230 6-1 Arizona St. 11/6/1960 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
33 Bo Robinson 27 TE 12 9 228 6-2 West Texas A&M 5/27/1956 4 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1979
77 Doug Rogers 23 2 0 266 6-5 Stanford 6/23/1960 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1982
67 Eric Sanders 25 16 0 277 6-6 Nevada-Reno 10/22/1958 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
61 John Scully 25 RG 16 16 262 6-6 Notre Dame 8/2/1958 2 8 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
65 Don Smith 26 RDT 14 13 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 5/9/1957 4 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
68 R.C. Thielemann* 28 LG 16 16 255 6-4 Arkansas 8/12/1955 6 11 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1977
43 Tom Tutson 25 10 0 180 6-1 South Carolina St. 5/20/1958 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 161st pick / 1982
57 Jeff Van Note 37 C 16 16 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 14 8 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
22 Richard Williams 23 KR 14 0 205 6-0 Memphis 8/13/1960 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 56th pick / 1983
79 Jeff Yeates 32 LDE 16 16 248 6-3 Boston Col. 8/3/1951 9 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
86 Ben Young 23 te 11 6 225 6-2 Texas-Arlington 1/13/1960 Rook 1
63 Mike Zele 27 nt 5 4 239 6-3 Kent St. 7/3/1956 4 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 127th pick / 1979
Team Total 25.6 16 223.1 6-2.1 2.9