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1984 Atlanta Falcons

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.6, Offense: -3.7, Defense: -2.9, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 281 points (17.6/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 382 points (23.9/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -101 points (-6.3/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.2-10.8.

Coach: Dan Henning (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Fry
 Defensive Coordinator: John Marshall

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 32 9 11 181 for 269, 2,158 yards, 11 td, 10 int, & 15 rushes for 34 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
RB Gerald Riggs 24 2 14 353 rushes for 1,486 yards, 13 td, & 42 catches for 277 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
WR Stacey Bailey 24 2 16 67 catches for 1,138 yards, 6 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
WR Alfred Jackson 29 6 15 52 catches for 731 yards, 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 167th pick / 1978
TE Cliff Benson 23 Rook 16 26 catches for 244 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 132nd pick / 1984
TE Arthur Cox 23 1 16 34 catches for 329 yards, 3 td
LT Mike Kenn* 28 6 14 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG R.C. Thielemann 29 7 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1977
C Jeff Van Note 38 15 13 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
RG John Scully 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
RT Brett Miller 26 1 13 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Pitts 24 1 13 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1983
LDT Gary Burley 32 8 8 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
RDT Rick Bryan 22 Rook 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
RDE Don Smith 27 5 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
LLB David Frye 23 1 12 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Buddy Curry 26 4 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
RLB Al Richardson 27 4 13 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 201st pick / 1980
LCB Bobby Butler 25 3 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB James Britt 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1983
SS Kenny Johnson 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
FS Tom Pridemore 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Mick Luckhurst 26 3 0 20 of 27 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points
P Ralph Giacomarro 23 1 0 68 punts for a 42.0 average, 2 blocked Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 268th pick / 1983
PR Billy Johnson 32 10 0 15 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
KR Sylvester Stamps 23 Rook 0 19 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
16 David Archer 22 2 0 207 6-2 Snow College (UT),Iowa St. 2/15/1962 Rook 1
39 Cliff Austin 24 15 0 203 6-0 Clemson 3/2/1960 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1983
82 Stacey Bailey 24 WR 16 16 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 2 9 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
10 Steve Bartkowski 32 QB 11 11 216 6-4 California 11/12/1952 9 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
69 Dan Benish 23 LDT 15 8 273 6-5 Clemson 11/21/1961 1 3
87 Cliff Benson 23 TE 16 16 238 6-4 Purdue 8/28/1961 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 132nd pick / 1984
53 Thomas Benson 23 16 0 238 6-2 Oklahoma 9/6/1961 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1984
26 James Britt 24 RCB 16 16 185 6-0 LSU 9/12/1960 1 6 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1983
77 Rick Bryan 22 RDT 16 16 265 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1962 Rook 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
66 Warren Bryant 29 4 0 273 6-6 Kentucky 11/11/1955 7 0 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 1977
73 Gary Burley 32 LDT 12 8 272 6-3 Pittsburgh 12/8/1952 8 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
23 Bobby Butler 25 LCB 15 15 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 3 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
21 Lynn Cain 29 rb 15 2 205 6-1 USC 10/16/1955 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1979
25 Scott Case 22 16 0 188 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Oklahoma 5/17/1962 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
70 Mike Chapman 23 4 0 250 6-4 Texas 2/10/1961 Rook 0
88 Arthur Cox 23 TE 16 16 262 6-3 Texas Southern 2/5/1961 1 3
89 William Curran 25 14 0 175 5-10 UCLA 12/30/1959 2 0
50 Buddy Curry 26 MLB 16 16 224 6-4 North Carolina 6/4/1958 4 6 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
71 Dan Dufour 24 g 6 3 280 6-5 UCLA 10/18/1960 1 2
58 David Frye 23 LLB 16 12 223 6-2 Purdue 6/21/1961 1 5
34 Blane Gaison 26 15 0 185 6-0 Hawaii 5/13/1958 3 1
1 Ralph Giacomarro 23 P 16 0 190 6-1 Penn St. 1/17/1961 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 268th pick / 1983
75 Roy Harris 23 15 0 264 6-2 Florida 3/26/1961 Rook 1
30 Steve Haworth 23 5 0 189 5-11 Oklahoma 9/16/1961 1 0 Houston Oilers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1983
83 Floyd Hodge 25 wr 12 1 195 6-0 Utah 7/18/1959 2 2
85 Alfred Jackson 29 WR 16 15 176 5-11 Texas 8/3/1955 6 6 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 167th pick / 1978
51 Jeff Jackson 23 16 0 235 6-1 Auburn 10/9/1961 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 206th pick / 1984
81 Billy Johnson 32 PR 6 0 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 10 3 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
37 Kenny Johnson 26 SS 16 16 176 5-10 Mississippi St. 1/7/1958 4 7 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
78 Mike Kenn* 28 LT 14 14 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 6 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
54 Fulton Kuykendall 31 16 0 225 6-4 UCLA 6/10/1953 9 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 132nd pick / 1975
80 Mike Landrum 23 15 0 231 6-2 Southern Miss 11/6/1961 Rook 1
55 Dave Levenick 25 8 0 222 6-3 Wisconsin 5/28/1959 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 315th pick / 1982
18 Mick Luckhurst 26 K 16 0 180 6-1 St. Cloud St.,California 3/31/1958 3 4
52 Rydell Malancon 22 7 0 227 6-2 LSU 1/10/1962 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 94th pick / 1984
49 Allama Matthews 23 6 0 230 6-3 Vanderbilt 8/24/1961 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 322nd pick / 1983
62 Brett Miller 26 RT 15 13 293 6-7 Iowa 10/2/1958 1 6 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
15 Mike Moroski 27 qb 16 5 200 6-4 California-Davis 9/4/1957 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1979
64 Joseph Pellegrini 27 g 15 3 265 6-4 Harvard 4/8/1957 2 2
74 Mike Pitts 24 LDE 14 13 277 6-5 Alabama 9/25/1960 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1983
27 Tom Pridemore 28 FS 16 16 186 5-10 West Virginia 4/29/1956 6 7 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
72 Andrew Provence 23 dt 16 3 265 6-3 South Carolina 3/8/1961 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 75th pick / 1983
59 John Rade 24 llb 7 7 232 6-1 Northern Arizona,Boise St. 8/31/1960 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
56 Al Richardson 27 RLB 16 13 211 6-2 Georgia Tech 9/23/1957 4 6 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 201st pick / 1980
42 Gerald Riggs 24 RB 15 14 230 6-1 Arizona St. 11/6/1960 2 11 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
67 Eric Sanders 26 t 10 2 277 6-6 Nevada 10/22/1958 3 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
61 John Scully 26 RG 16 16 262 6-6 Notre Dame 8/2/1958 3 7 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
41 Virgil Seay 26 3 0 175 5-8 Troy 1/1/1958 3 0 Denver Broncos / 10th / 270th pick / 1980
48 Gerald Small 28 db 16 1 192 5-11 San Jose St. 8/10/1956 6 1 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1978
65 Don Smith 27 RDE 16 16 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 5/9/1957 5 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
84 Sylvester Stamps 23 KR 10 0 172 5-7 Jackson St. 2/24/1961 Rook 0
44 Rodney Tate 25 7 0 190 5-11 Texas 2/14/1959 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 110th pick / 1982
96 Johnny Taylor 23 2 0 237 6-4 Hawaii 6/21/1961 Rook 0
68 R.C. Thielemann 29 LG 16 16 255 6-4 Arkansas 8/12/1955 7 7 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1977
86 Perry Tuttle 25 5 0 178 6-0 Clemson 8/2/1959 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1982
32 Tim Tyrrell 23 11 0 204 6-1 Northern Illinois 2/19/1961 Rook 0
57 Jeff Van Note 38 C 16 13 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 15 6 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
22 Richard Williams 24 1 0 205 6-0 Memphis 8/13/1960 1 0 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 56th pick / 1983
79 Jeff Yeates 33 8 0 248 6-3 Boston Col. 8/3/1951 10 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
Team Total 25.6 16 222.7 6-1.9 2.9