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1987 Atlanta Falcons

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3-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.8, Offense: -7.9, Defense: -5.9, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 205 points (13.7/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 436 points (29.1/g), 28th.
 Differential of -231 points (-15.4/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 2.1-12.9.

Coach: Marion Campbell (3-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower
 Other Notable Asst.: Al Groh (Special Teams/Tight Ends)

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 Scott Campbell 25 3 9 136 for 260, 1,728 yards, 11 td, 14 int, & 21 rushes for 102 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 191st pick / 1984
RB Gerald Riggs* 27 5 12 203 rushes for 875 yards, 2 td, & 25 catches for 199 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
WR Stacey Bailey 27 5 6 20 catches for 325 yards, 3 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
WR Floyd Dixon 23 1 12 36 catches for 600 yards, 5 td, & 3 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
TE Arthur Cox 26 4 10 11 catches for 101 yards, 0 td
TE Ken Whisenhunt 25 2 7 17 catches for 145 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1985
LT Mike Kenn 31 9 12 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG John Scully 29 6 12 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
C Wayne Radloff 26 2 12
RG Bill Fralic*+ 25 2 12 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
RT Leonard Mitchell 29 6 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 27th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Gann 24 2 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
NT Tony Casillas 24 1 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
RDE Rick Bryan 25 3 9 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
LOLB Tim Green 24 1 5 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1986
LILB Buddy Curry 29 7 4 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
RILB John Rade 27 4 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
ROLB Joel Williams 31 8 8
LCB Bobby Butler 28 6 12 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB Scott Case 25 3 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
SS Robert Moore 23 1 12 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Tim Gordon 22 Rook 8 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mick Luckhurst 29 6 0 9 of 13 field goals & 17 of 17 extra points
P Rick Donnelly 25 2 0 61 punts for a 44.0 average, 2 blocked
PR Billy Johnson 35 13 1 21 punt returns for a 8.0 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
KR Sylvester Stamps 26 3 0 24 kick returns for a 27.5 average and 1 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 25 qb 9 1 207 6-2 Snow College (UT),Iowa St. 2/15/1962 3 0
47 Rick Badanjek 25 rb 2 2 217 5-8 Maryland 4/25/1962 1 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 186th pick / 1986
82 Stacey Bailey 27 WR 7 6 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
53 Doug Barnett 27 10 0 250 6-3 Azusa Pacific 4/12/1960 5 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 118th pick / 1982
84 Milton Barney 24 wr 3 3 156 5-9 Alcorn St. 12/23/1963 Rook 1
6 Louis Berry 22 2 0 193 6-0 Florida St. 7/21/1965 Rook 0
75 Dwight Bingham 26 3 0 265 6-6 Mississippi 8/5/1961 Rook 0
58 Ken Bowen 25 1 0 220 6-1 East Tennessee St. 11/15/1962 Rook 0
26 James Britt 27 12 0 185 6-0 LSU 9/12/1960 4 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1983
91 Aaron Brown 31 lb 6 1 235 6-2 Ohio St. 1/13/1956 9 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1978
89 Charlie Brown 29 6 0 182 5-10 South Carolina St. 10/29/1958 5 1 Washington Redskins / 8th / 201st pick / 1981
98 Greg Brown 30 lde 12 5 254 6-5 Kansas St.,East. Illinois 1/5/1957 6 2
77 Rick Bryan 25 RDE 9 9 265 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1962 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
23 Bobby Butler 28 LCB 12 12 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 6 4 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
39 Jerry Butler 26 1 0 193 5-11 East Tennessee St. 12/7/1961 Rook 0
88 Sylvester Byrd 24 te 3 2 225 6-2 Kansas 5/1/1963 Rook 1
10 Scott Campbell 25 QB 12 9 196 6-0 Purdue 4/15/1962 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 191st pick / 1984
25 Scott Case 25 RCB 11 10 188 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Oklahoma 5/17/1962 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
75 Tony Casillas 24 NT 9 9 278 6-3 Oklahoma 10/26/1963 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
20 Wendell Cason 24 db 3 2 191 5-11 Oregon 1/22/1963 2 1
28 Bret Clark 26 db 1 1 198 6-3 Nebraska 2/24/1961 1 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 191st pick / 1985
66 Randy Clark 30 c 3 3 260 6-3 Northern Illinois 7/27/1957 7 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 215th pick / 1980
56 Joe Costello 27 de 9 4 245 6-3 Central Connecticut St. 6/1/1960 1 2
88 Arthur Cox 26 TE 12 10 262 6-3 Texas Southern 2/5/1961 4 1
30 David Croudip 29 db 12 2 183 5-8 San Diego St. 1/25/1958 3 1
50 Buddy Curry 29 LILB 4 4 224 6-4 North Carolina 6/4/1958 7 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1980
5 Greg Davis 22 3 0 202 6-0 The Citadel 10/29/1965 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 246th pick / 1987
86 Floyd Dixon 23 WR 12 12 170 5-9 S.F. Austin 4/9/1964 1 4 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
3 Rick Donnelly 25 P 12 0 195 6-0 Wyoming 5/17/1962 2 3
64 Jamie Dukes 23 4 0 285 6-1 Florida St. 6/14/1964 1 0
24 Larry Emery 23 5 0 195 5-9 Wisconsin 7/13/1964 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 320th pick / 1987
87 John Evans 23 te 1 1 243 6-2 S.F. Austin 6/13/1964 Rook 0
39 Major Everett 27 7 0 215 5-10 Mississippi Col. 1/4/1960 4 0
48 Kenny Flowers 23 rb 8 1 210 6-0 Clemson 3/14/1964 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 31st pick / 1987
79 Bill Fralic*+ 25 RG 12 12 280 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/31/1962 2 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
76 Mike Gann 24 LDE 12 12 271 6-5 Notre Dame 10/19/1963 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
89 Leon Gonzalez 24 2 0 162 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 9/21/1963 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 216th pick / 1985
41 Tim Gordon 22 FS 11 8 188 6-0 Tulsa 5/7/1965 Rook 3
32 Norm Granger 26 rb 3 1 225 5-9 Iowa 9/14/1961 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1984
59 Paul Gray 25 2 0 231 6-2 West. Kentucky 6/20/1962 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 264th pick / 1984
99 Tim Green 24 LOLB 9 5 249 6-2 Syracuse 12/16/1963 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1986
32 Steve Griffin 24 4 0 185 5-10 Clemson 12/17/1963 Rook 0
86 Steve Griffin 23 2 0 198 5-11 Purdue 12/24/1964 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 308th pick / 1986
50 James Hall 24 3 0 252 6-1 NW State (LA) 1/27/1963 Rook 0
85 Kwante Hampton 24 1 0 182 6-1 Oregon,Long Beach St. 12/11/1963 Rook 0
68 Dennis Harrison 31 rde 11 4 275 6-8 Vanderbilt 7/31/1956 9 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 92nd pick / 1978
53 Jim Hendley 23 c 3 3 257 6-3 Florida St. 10/25/1964 Rook 1
28 Charles Huff 24 db 3 2 195 5-11 Presbyterian 2/24/1963 Rook 1
64 Lawrence Jackson 23 g 3 3 275 6-1 Presbyterian 8/10/1964 Rook 1
81 Billy Johnson 35 PR 12 1 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 13 1 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
30 Lyndell Jones 28 db 3 2 175 5-9 Hawaii 3/18/1959 Rook 1
47 John Kamana 26 rb 2 1 230 6-0 USC 12/3/1961 3 0
78 Mike Kenn 31 LT 12 12 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 9 4 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
63 Jeff Kiewel 27 12 0 270 6-4 Arizona 9/27/1960 2 1
37 Leander Knight 24 1 0 193 6-1 Ferrum,Montclair St. 2/16/1963 Rook 0
10 Erik Kramer 23 qb 3 2 200 6-1 North Carolina St. 11/6/1964 Rook 1
96 Rich Kraynak 26 ROLB 9 8 227 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/20/1961 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 201st pick / 1983
93 Jim Laughlin 29 lb 5 3 222 6-0 Ohio St. 7/5/1958 7 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 91st pick / 1980
18 Mick Luckhurst 29 K 12 0 180 6-1 St. Cloud St.,California 3/31/1958 6 3
34 Mike Lush 29 db 3 3 195 6-2 East Stroudsburg 4/18/1958 1 1
73 Doug Mackie 30 t 3 3 280 6-4 Ohio St. 2/18/1957 Rook 1
83 Aubrey Matthews 25 wr 12 6 165 5-7 Delta St. 9/15/1962 1 4
48 Joe McIntosh 25 2 0 192 5-10 North Carolina St. 12/9/1962 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1985
87 Ron Middleton 22 te 12 4 262 6-2 Auburn 7/17/1965 1 0
62 Brett Miller 29 2 0 293 6-7 Iowa 10/2/1958 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
12 Chris Miller 22 qb 3 2 212 6-2 Oregon 8/9/1965 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1987
73 Leonard Mitchell 29 RT 12 12 290 6-7 Houston 10/12/1958 6 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 27th pick / 1981
72 Buddy Moor 29 de 3 2 250 6-5 East. Kentucky 12/1/1958 Rook 1
34 Robert Moore 23 SS 12 12 190 5-11 NW State (LA) 8/15/1964 1 4
76 Dwaine Morris 24 nt 3 2 260 6-2 La-Lafayette 8/24/1963 2 1
23 Gary Moss 23 db 3 3 192 5-10 Georgia 7/18/1964 Rook 1
67 Mark Mraz 22 11 0 258 6-4 Utah St. 2/9/1965 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 125th pick / 1987
26 Jerome Norris 23 3 0 187 6-0 Furman 1/31/1964 Rook 0
45 Darryl Oliver 23 2 0 195 5-10 Miami (FL) 7/13/1964 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 297th pick / 1987
24 Shelley Poole 23 1 0 225 6-4 Temple 12/3/1964 Rook 0
52 Art Price 25 3 0 227 6-3 Wisconsin 5/17/1962 Rook 0
72 Andrew Provence 26 dt 5 1 265 6-3 South Carolina 3/8/1961 4 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 75th pick / 1983
62 Greg Quick 23 1 0 280 6-4 Catawba 4/26/1964 Rook 0
59 John Rade 27 RILB 11 11 232 6-1 Northern Arizona,Boise St. 8/31/1960 4 4 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
55 Wayne Radloff 26 C 12 12 274 6-5 Georgia 5/17/1961 2 4
95 Michael Reid 23 11 1 226 6-2 Wisconsin 6/25/1964 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 181st pick / 1987
42 Gerald Riggs* 27 RB 12 12 230 6-1 Arizona St. 11/6/1960 5 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
74 Don Robinson 22 2 0 280 6-5 Baylor 2/5/1965 Rook 0
65 Pat Saindon 26 g 3 3 273 6-3 Vanderbilt 3/3/1961 1 1
61 John Scully 29 LG 12 12 262 6-6 Notre Dame 8/2/1958 6 4 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
44 John Settle 22 rb 9 1 207 5-9 Appalachian St. 6/2/1965 Rook 1
80 Dan Sharp 25 9 0 235 6-2 TCU 2/5/1962 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 223rd pick / 1985
37 Elbert Shelley 23 4 0 190 5-11 Arkansas St. 12/24/1964 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 292nd pick / 1987
81 James Shibest 23 wr 1 1 187 5-10 Arkansas 10/31/1964 Rook 0
20 Struggy Smith 23 2 0 190 6-2 Appalachian St. 2/13/1964 Rook 0
51 Herb Spencer 28 lb 3 2 230 6-3 Newberry 9/23/1959 Rook 1
29 Sylvester Stamps 26 KR 7 0 172 5-7 Jackson St. 2/24/1961 3 1
3 John Starnes 25 1 0 185 6-3 North Texas 12/25/1962 Rook 0
78 Mark Studaway 27 de 2 2 273 6-3 Tennessee 9/20/1960 3 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 85th pick / 1984
92 Lenny Taylor 26 wr 3 2 173 5-10 Tennessee 2/15/1961 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 313th pick / 1984
25 Leon Thomasson 24 db 3 2 190 5-11 Texas Southern 6/20/1963 Rook 1
58 Jessie Tuggle 22 lb 12 4 230 5-11 Valdosta St. 4/4/1965 Rook 2
21 Jimmy Turner 28 2 0 187 6-0 UCLA 6/15/1959 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 81st pick / 1983
16 Jeff Van Raaphorst 24 qb 2 1 210 6-1 Arizona St. 12/7/1963 Rook 0
68 Emanuel Weaver 27 nt 2 2 260 6-4 South Carolina St. 6/28/1960 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 54th pick / 1982
45 Ken Whisenhunt 25 TE 7 7 237 6-3 Georgia Tech 2/28/1962 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1985
54 Eric Wiegand 23 2 0 260 6-2 Missouri-Rolla 3/13/1964 Rook 0
51 Reggie Wilkes 31 lolb 6 5 235 6-4 Georgia Tech 5/27/1956 9 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 66th pick / 1978
54 Joel Williams 31 ROLB 8 8 222 6-1 Peru St.,Wisc-LaCrosse 12/13/1956 8 3
42 Michael Williams 26 rb 3 1 220 6-2 Mississippi Col. 7/16/1961 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 89th pick / 1983
22 Brenard Wilson 32 db 8 1 178 6-0 Vanderbilt 8/15/1955 8 1
72 Leonard Wingate 26 dt 1 1 265 6-3 South Carolina St. 11/3/1961 Rook 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 8th / 220th pick / 1985
71 Mitchell Young 26 1 0 260 6-4 Arkansas St. 7/18/1961 Rook 0
46 Geno Zimmerlink 24 te 3 1 222 6-3 Virginia 3/26/1963 Rook 0
Team Total 25.6 15 222.9 6-1.3 2.2