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1986 Atlanta Falcons

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7-8-1, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.5, Offense: -2.8, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 280 points (17.5/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 280 points (17.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of 0 points (0.0/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-8.0.

Coach: Dan Henning (7-8-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

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 24 2 11 150 for 294, 2,007 yards, 10 td, 9 int, & 52 rushes for 298 yards and 0 td
RB Gerald Riggs* 26 4 15 343 rushes for 1,327 yards, 9 td, & 24 catches for 136 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
WR Charlie Brown 28 4 15 63 catches for 918 yards, 4 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 201st pick / 1981
WR Floyd Dixon 22 Rook 12 42 catches for 617 yards, 2 td, & 11 rushes for 67 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
TE Arthur Cox 25 3 15 24 catches for 301 yards, 1 td
TE Ken Whisenhunt 24 1 14 20 catches for 184 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 20 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1985
LT Mike Kenn 30 8 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG John Scully 28 5 14 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
C Wayne Radloff 25 1 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Bill Fralic*+ 24 1 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
RT Brett Miller 28 3 7 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Gann 23 1 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
NT Tony Casillas 23 Rook 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
RDE Rick Bryan 24 2 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
LOLB Reggie Wilkes 30 8 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 66th pick / 1978
LILB Buddy Curry 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
RILB John Rade 26 3 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
ROLB Joel Williams 30 7 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Bobby Butler 27 5 7 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB Scott Case 24 2 15 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
SS Robert Moore 22 Rook 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Bret Clark 25 Rook 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 191st pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Mick Luckhurst 28 5 0 14 of 24 field goals & 21 of 21 extra points
P Rick Donnelly 24 1 0 78 punts for a 43.9 average, 1 blocked
PR Floyd Dixon 22 Rook 12 26 punt returns for a 5.8 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
KR Sylvester Stamps 25 2 0 24 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Anthony Allen 27 wr 5 2 180 5-11 Washington 6/29/1959 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 156th pick / 1983
31 William Andrews 31 15 0 206 6-0 Auburn 12/25/1955 7 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 1979
16 David Archer 24 QB 11 11 207 6-2 Snow College (UT),Iowa St. 2/15/1962 2 7
39 Cliff Austin 26 rb 15 1 203 6-0 Clemson 3/2/1960 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1983
82 Stacey Bailey 26 wr 6 1 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
41 Tony Baker 22 2 0 182 5-10 East Carolina 6/11/1964 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 252nd pick / 1986
69 Dan Benish 25 5 0 273 6-5 Clemson 11/21/1961 3 0
26 James Britt 26 db 16 2 185 6-0 LSU 9/12/1960 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1983
52 Aaron Brown 30 16 0 235 6-2 Ohio St. 1/13/1956 8 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1978
89 Charlie Brown 28 WR 16 15 182 5-10 South Carolina St. 10/29/1958 4 7 Washington Redskins / 8th / 201st pick / 1981
77 Rick Bryan 24 RDE 16 16 265 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1962 2 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
23 Bobby Butler 27 LCB 7 7 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 5 4 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
10 Scott Campbell 24 1 0 196 6-0 Purdue 4/15/1962 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 191st pick / 1984
25 Scott Case 24 RCB 16 15 188 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Oklahoma 5/17/1962 2 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
75 Tony Casillas 23 NT 16 16 278 6-3 Oklahoma 10/26/1963 Rook 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
20 Wendell Cason 23 ss 16 6 191 5-11 Oregon 1/22/1963 1 4
28 Bret Clark 25 FS 16 16 198 6-3 Nebraska 2/24/1961 Rook 10 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 191st pick / 1985
56 Joe Costello 26 14 0 245 6-3 Central Connecticut St. 6/1/1960 Rook 1
88 Arthur Cox 25 TE 16 15 262 6-3 Texas Southern 2/5/1961 3 2
30 David Croudip 28 lcb 15 7 183 5-8 San Diego St. 1/25/1958 2 4
50 Buddy Curry 28 LILB 16 16 224 6-4 North Carolina 6/4/1958 6 9 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
86 Floyd Dixon 22 PR 16 12 170 5-9 S.F. Austin 4/9/1964 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
3 Rick Donnelly 24 P 16 0 195 6-0 Wyoming 5/17/1962 1 3
73 Jamie Dukes 22 c 14 4 285 6-1 Florida St. 6/14/1964 Rook 2
46 Herman Edwards 32 3 0 194 6-0 California,San Diego St. 4/27/1954 9 0
79 Bill Fralic*+ 24 RG 16 16 280 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/31/1962 1 12 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
76 Mike Gann 23 LDE 16 16 271 6-5 Notre Dame 10/19/1963 1 10 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
99 Tim Green 23 lb 11 1 249 6-2 Syracuse 12/16/1963 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1986
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 25 6 0 172 6-0 Michigan 1/11/1961 3 1 New York Giants / 9th / 237th pick / 1983
68 Dennis Harrison 30 11 0 275 6-8 Vanderbilt 7/31/1956 8 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 92nd pick / 1978
71 Glen Howe 25 t 7 3 295 6-7 Southern Miss 10/18/1961 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 233rd pick / 1984
81 Billy Johnson 34 4 0 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 12 1 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
37 Kenny Johnson 28 db 7 2 176 5-10 Mississippi St. 1/7/1958 6 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
84 Joey Jones 24 wr 11 2 165 5-8 Alabama 10/29/1962 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984 Supp
78 Mike Kenn 30 LT 16 16 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 8 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
18 Mick Luckhurst 28 K 10 0 180 6-1 St. Cloud St.,California 3/31/1958 5 2
83 Aubrey Matthews 24 4 0 165 5-7 Delta St. 9/15/1962 Rook 0
87 Ron Middleton 21 te 16 3 262 6-2 Auburn 7/17/1965 Rook 0
62 Brett Miller 28 RT 8 7 293 6-7 Iowa 10/2/1958 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
34 Robert Moore 22 SS 16 9 190 5-11 NW State (LA) 8/15/1964 Rook 5
64 Joseph Pellegrini 29 g 8 1 265 6-4 Harvard 4/8/1957 4 1
48 Ray Phillips 22 1 0 243 6-3 North Carolina St. 7/24/1964 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 188th pick / 1986
74 Mike Pitts 26 16 0 277 6-5 Alabama 9/25/1960 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1983
72 Andrew Provence 25 16 0 265 6-3 South Carolina 3/8/1961 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 75th pick / 1983
59 John Rade 26 RILB 15 15 232 6-1 Northern Arizona,Boise St. 8/31/1960 3 8 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
55 Wayne Radloff 25 C 16 16 274 6-5 Georgia 5/17/1961 1 6
42 Gerald Riggs* 26 RB 16 15 230 6-1 Arizona St. 11/6/1960 4 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
67 Eric Sanders 28 t 8 3 277 6-6 Nevada-Reno 10/22/1958 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
14 Turk Schonert 29 qb 8 5 191 6-1 Stanford 1/15/1957 5 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 242nd pick / 1980
61 John Scully 28 LG 14 14 262 6-6 Notre Dame 8/2/1958 5 5 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
29 Sylvester Stamps 25 KR 14 0 172 5-7 Jackson St. 2/24/1961 2 3
96 Johnny Taylor 25 lb 5 2 237 6-4 Hawaii 6/21/1961 2 1
21 Jimmy Turner 27 6 0 187 6-0 UCLA 6/15/1959 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 81st pick / 1983
32 Tim Tyrrell 25 3 0 204 6-1 Northern Illinois 2/19/1961 2 0
57 Jeff Van Note 40 16 0 247 6-2 Kentucky 2/7/1946 17 1 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 262nd pick / 1969
45 Ken Whisenhunt 24 TE 16 14 237 6-3 Georgia Tech 2/28/1962 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1985
51 Reggie Wilkes 30 LOLB 16 16 235 6-4 Georgia Tech 5/27/1956 8 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 66th pick / 1978
54 Joel Williams 30 ROLB 15 14 222 6-1 Peru St.,Wisc-LaCrosse 12/13/1956 7 9
35 Keith Williams 22 12 0 173 5-10 SW Missouri St. 9/30/1964 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 159th pick / 1986
22 Dennis Woodberry 25 7 0 183 5-10 Southern Arkansas 4/22/1961 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 26.1 16 221.5 6-1.5 3.2