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1985 Atlanta Falcons

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.9, Offense: -2.1, Defense: -6.8, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (17.6/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 452 points (28.2/g), 28th.
 Differential of -170 points (-10.6/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-12.1.

Coach: Dan Henning (4-12-0)
 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 David Archer 23 1 11 161 for 312, 1,992 yards, 7 td, 17 int, & 70 rushes for 347 yards and 2 td
RB Gerald Riggs* 25 3 16 397 rushes for 1,719 yards, 10 td, & 33 catches for 267 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
WR Stacey Bailey 25 3 13 30 catches for 364 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
WR Charlie Brown 27 3 9 24 catches for 412 yards, 2 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 201st pick / 1981
TE Cliff Benson 24 1 14 10 catches for 37 yards, 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 132nd pick / 1984
TE Arthur Cox 24 2 16 33 catches for 454 yards, 2 td
LT Mike Kenn 29 7 11 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG Jeff Kiewel 25 Rook 9 2 fumbles recovered
C Jeff Van Note 39 16 16 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
RG Bill Fralic 23 Rook 14 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
RT Brett Miller 27 2 12 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Rick Bryan 23 1 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
LDT Mike Pitts 25 2 16 7.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1983
RDT Dan Benish 24 2 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Mike Gann 22 Rook 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
LLB John Rade 25 2 14 5.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
MLB Buddy Curry 27 5 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
RLB Al Richardson 28 5 11 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 201st pick / 1980
LCB Bobby Butler 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB Wendell Cason 22 Rook 14 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Scott Case 23 1 13 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
FS Tiger Greene 23 Rook 7 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mick Luckhurst 27 4 0 24 of 31 field goals & 29 of 29 extra points
P Rick Donnelly 23 Rook 0 59 punts for a 43.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Anthony Allen 26 Rook 2 21 punt returns for a 6.7 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 156th pick / 1983
KR Cliff Austin 25 2 0 39 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1983

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Anthony Allen 26 PR 16 2 180 5-11 Washington 6/29/1959 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 156th pick / 1983
16 David Archer 23 QB 16 11 207 6-2 Snow College (UT),Iowa St. 2/15/1962 1 6
39 Cliff Austin 25 KR 14 0 203 6-0 Clemson 3/2/1960 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1983
82 Stacey Bailey 25 WR 15 13 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
10 Steve Bartkowski 33 qb 5 5 216 6-4 California 11/12/1952 10 2 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1975
69 Dan Benish 24 RDT 16 16 273 6-5 Clemson 11/21/1961 2 5
87 Cliff Benson 24 TE 16 14 238 6-4 Purdue 8/28/1961 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 132nd pick / 1984
53 Thomas Benson 24 lb 16 1 238 6-2 Oklahoma 9/6/1961 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1984
26 James Britt 25 db 2 2 185 6-0 LSU 9/12/1960 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1983
89 Charlie Brown 27 WR 13 9 182 5-10 South Carolina St. 10/29/1958 3 3 Washington Redskins / 8th / 201st pick / 1981
77 Rick Bryan 23 LDE 16 16 265 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1962 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
23 Bobby Butler 26 LCB 16 16 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 4 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
25 Scott Case 23 SS 14 13 188 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Oklahoma 5/17/1962 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
20 Wendell Cason 22 RCB 14 14 191 5-11 Oregon 1/22/1963 Rook 5
88 Arthur Cox 24 TE 16 16 262 6-3 Texas Southern 2/5/1961 2 4
30 David Croudip 27 11 0 183 5-8 San Diego St. 1/25/1958 1 1
50 Buddy Curry 27 MLB 16 14 224 6-4 North Carolina 6/4/1958 5 4 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
3 Rick Donnelly 23 P 11 0 195 6-0 Wyoming 5/17/1962 Rook 2
79 Bill Fralic 23 RG 15 14 280 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/31/1962 Rook 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
58 David Frye 24 rlb 14 5 223 6-2 Purdue 6/21/1961 2 2
76 Mike Gann 22 RDE 16 16 271 6-5 Notre Dame 10/19/1963 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
1 Ralph Giacomarro 24 5 0 190 6-1 Penn St. 1/17/1961 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 268th pick / 1983
70 Willard Goff 24 7 0 268 6-3 West Texas A&M,Illinois 10/17/1961 Rook 0
33 Tiger Greene 23 FS 10 7 194 6-0 West. Carolina 2/15/1962 Rook 3
75 Roy Harris 24 5 0 264 6-2 Florida 3/26/1961 1 0
8 Bob Holly 25 4 0 197 6-2 Princeton 6/1/1960 2 1 Washington Redskins / 11th / 291st pick / 1982
71 Glen Howe 24 t 5 1 295 6-7 Southern Miss 10/18/1961 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 233rd pick / 1984
51 Jeff Jackson 24 lb 11 1 235 6-1 Auburn 10/9/1961 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 206th pick / 1984
81 Billy Johnson 33 WR 16 8 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 11 7 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
37 Kenny Johnson 27 db 5 3 176 5-10 Mississippi St. 1/7/1958 5 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
78 Mike Kenn 29 LT 11 11 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 7 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
63 Jeff Kiewel 25 LG 16 9 270 6-4 Arizona 9/27/1960 Rook 4
18 Mick Luckhurst 27 K 16 0 180 6-1 St. Cloud St.,California 3/31/1958 4 4
49 Allama Matthews 24 te 15 2 230 6-3 Vanderbilt 8/24/1961 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 322nd pick / 1983
62 Brett Miller 27 RT 12 12 293 6-7 Iowa 10/2/1958 2 5 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
64 Joseph Pellegrini 28 g 5 2 265 6-4 Harvard 4/8/1957 3 1
65 Lawrence Pillers 33 9 0 255 6-4 Alcorn St. 11/4/1952 9 1 New York Jets / 11th / 296th pick / 1976
74 Mike Pitts 25 LDT 16 16 277 6-5 Alabama 9/25/1960 2 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1983
35 Reggie Pleasant 23 3 0 175 5-9 Clemson 5/2/1962 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 152nd pick / 1985
27 Tom Pridemore 29 fs 16 5 186 5-10 West Virginia 4/29/1956 7 3 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1978
72 Andrew Provence 24 16 0 265 6-3 South Carolina 3/8/1961 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 75th pick / 1983
59 John Rade 25 LLB 16 14 232 6-1 Northern Arizona,Boise St. 8/31/1960 2 5 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
55 Wayne Radloff 24 16 0 274 6-5 Georgia 5/17/1961 Rook 1
56 Al Richardson 28 RLB 16 11 211 6-2 Georgia Tech 9/23/1957 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 201st pick / 1980
42 Gerald Riggs* 25 RB 16 16 230 6-1 Arizona St. 11/6/1960 3 13 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
67 Eric Sanders 27 lt 16 7 277 6-6 Nevada-Reno 10/22/1958 4 3 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
61 John Scully 27 LG 8 8 262 6-6 Notre Dame 8/2/1958 4 3 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
84 Sylvester Stamps 24 2 0 172 5-7 Jackson St. 2/24/1961 1 0
96 Johnny Taylor 24 llb 15 5 237 6-4 Hawaii 6/21/1961 1 2
66 Chuck Thomas 25 4 0 277 6-3 Oklahoma 12/24/1960 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 8th / 199th pick / 1985
22 Sean Thomas 23 6 0 190 5-11 TCU 4/12/1962 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 70th pick / 1985
32 Tim Tyrrell 24 16 0 204 6-1 Northern Illinois 2/19/1961 1 0
57 Jeff Van Note 39 C 16 16 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 16 7 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
36 Danny Wagoner 26 14 0 180 5-10 Kansas 12/12/1959 3 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 231st pick / 1982
24 Joe Washington 32 16 0 179 5-10 Oklahoma 9/24/1953 8 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
92 Ronnie Washington 22 lb 16 1 245 6-1 La-Monroe 7/29/1963 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1985
45 Ken Whisenhunt 23 16 0 237 6-3 Georgia Tech 2/28/1962 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1985
Team Total 25.6 16 225.5 6-1.8 2.6