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1989 Atlanta Falcons

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3-13-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.1, Offense: -3.2, Defense: -5.9, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 279 points (17.4/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 437 points (27.3/g), 28th.
 Differential of -158 points (-9.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.1-11.9.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (0-4-0) and Marion Campbell (3-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Chris Miller 24 2 15 280 for 526, 3,459 yards, 16 td, 10 int, & 10 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1987
RB Keith Jones 23 Rook 9 52 rushes for 202 yards, 6 td, & 41 catches for 396 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1989
FB John Settle 24 2 15 179 rushes for 689 yards, 3 td, & 39 catches for 316 yards and 2 td
WR Shawn Collins 22 Rook 16 58 catches for 862 yards, 3 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 1989
WR Michael Haynes 24 1 11 40 catches for 681 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for 35 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 166th pick / 1988
TE Ron Heller 26 2 13 33 catches for 324 yards, 1 td
LT Mike Kenn 33 11 15 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG Stan Clayton 24 1 9 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 250th pick / 1988
C Jamie Dukes 25 3 16
RG Bill Fralic* 27 4 15 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
RT Houston Hoover 24 1 16 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 140th pick / 1988
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Gann 26 4 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
NT Tony Casillas 26 3 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
RDE Ben Thomas 28 4 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 56th pick / 1985
LOLB Aundray Bruce 23 1 13 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1988
LILB John Rade 29 6 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
RILB Jessie Tuggle 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
ROLB Tim Green 26 3 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1986
LCB Bobby Butler 30 8 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB Deion Sanders 22 Rook 10 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 5th pick / 1989
SS Evan Cooper 27 5 13 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 88th pick / 1984
FS Tim Gordon 24 2 13 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Paul McFadden 28 5 0 15 of 20 field goals & 18 of 18 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 312th pick / 1984
P Scott Fulhage 28 2 0 84 punts for a 41.3 average, 1 blocked
PR Deion Sanders 22 Rook 10 28 punt returns for a 11.0 average and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 5th pick / 1989
KR Deion Sanders 22 Rook 10 35 kick returns for a 20.7 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 5th pick / 1989

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Stacey Bailey 29 15 0 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 7 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
83 Brad Beckman 25 te 15 2 236 6-3 Nebraska-Omaha 12/31/1964 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 183rd pick / 1988
65 Guy Bingham 31 16 0 255 6-3 Montana 2/25/1958 9 1 New York Jets / 10th / 260th pick / 1980
70 Tony Bowick 23 12 0 265 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 10/3/1966 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1989
93 Aundray Bruce 23 LOLB 16 13 265 6-5 Auburn 4/30/1966 1 4 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1988
77 Rick Bryan 27 de 2 2 265 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1962 5 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
23 Bobby Butler 30 LCB 16 11 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 8 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
10 Scott Campbell 27 1 0 196 6-0 Purdue 4/15/1962 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 191st pick / 1984
25 Scott Case 27 RCB 14 8 188 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Oklahoma 5/17/1962 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
75 Tony Casillas 26 NT 16 16 278 6-3 Oklahoma 10/26/1963 3 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
74 Stan Clayton 24 LG 13 9 265 6-3 Penn St. 1/31/1965 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 250th pick / 1988
85 Shawn Collins 22 WR 16 16 207 6-2 Northern Arizona 2/20/1967 Rook 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 1989
20 Evan Cooper 27 SS 16 13 185 5-11 Michigan 6/25/1962 5 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 88th pick / 1984
51 Marcus Cotton 23 lb 16 1 225 6-3 USC 8/11/1966 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 28th pick / 1988
5 Greg Davis 24 6 0 202 6-0 The Citadel 10/29/1965 2 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 246th pick / 1987
22 Charles Dimry 23 rcb 16 5 176 6-0 UNLV 1/31/1966 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
86 Floyd Dixon 25 wr 16 5 170 5-9 S.F. Austin 4/9/1964 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
64 Jamie Dukes 25 C 16 16 285 6-1 Florida St. 6/14/1964 3 7
48 Kenny Flowers 25 rb 8 1 210 6-0 Clemson 3/14/1964 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 31st pick / 1987
79 Bill Fralic* 27 RG 15 15 280 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/31/1962 4 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
17 Scott Fulhage 28 P 16 0 191 5-11 Kansas St. 1/17/1961 2 2
76 Mike Gann 26 LDE 16 16 271 6-5 Notre Dame 10/19/1963 4 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
41 Tim Gordon 24 FS 14 13 188 6-0 Tulsa 5/7/1965 2 4
99 Tim Green 26 ROLB 16 14 249 6-2 Syracuse 12/16/1963 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1986
81 Michael Haynes 24 WR 13 11 184 6-0 Northern Arizona 12/24/1965 1 6 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 166th pick / 1988
80 Ron Heller 26 TE 15 13 236 6-3 Oregon St. 9/18/1963 2 3
69 Houston Hoover 24 RT 16 16 295 6-2 Jackson St. 2/6/1965 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 140th pick / 1988
68 John Hunter 24 4 0 294 6-8 BYU 8/16/1965 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 80th pick / 1989
28 Undra Johnson 23 1 0 199 5-9 West Virginia 1/8/1966 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 172nd pick / 1989
38 Keith Jones 23 RB 14 9 210 6-1 Illinois 3/20/1966 Rook 4 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1989
40 Brian Jordan 22 4 0 205 5-11 Richmond 3/29/1967 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 173rd pick / 1989
78 Mike Kenn 33 LT 15 15 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 11 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
33 Gene Lang 27 rb 15 7 196 5-10 LSU 3/15/1962 5 5 Denver Broncos / 11th / 298th pick / 1984
71 Curtis Maxey 24 2 0 298 6-3 Grambling St. 6/28/1965 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 195th pick / 1988
6 Paul McFadden 28 K 9 0 163 5-11 Youngstown St. 9/24/1961 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 312th pick / 1984
7 Hugh Millen 26 qb 5 1 216 6-5 Washington 11/22/1963 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1986
12 Chris Miller 24 QB 15 15 212 6-2 Oregon 8/9/1965 2 10 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1987
34 Robert Moore 25 fs 16 6 190 5-11 NW State (LA) 8/15/1964 3 2
73 Ralph Norwood 23 t 11 1 285 6-7 LSU 1/23/1966 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 38th pick / 1989
36 Greg Paterra 22 10 0 211 5-11 Slippery Rock 5/12/1967 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 286th pick / 1989
49 James Primus 25 5 0 196 5-11 UCLA 5/18/1964 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 222nd pick / 1988
59 John Rade 29 LILB 15 14 232 6-1 Northern Arizona,Boise St. 8/31/1960 6 5 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
55 Wayne Radloff 28 c 11 3 274 6-5 Georgia 5/17/1961 4 2
95 Michael Reid 25 lb 16 3 226 6-2 Wisconsin 6/25/1964 2 2 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 181st pick / 1987
66 Tommy Robison 28 lb 9 4 290 6-4 Texas A&M 11/17/1961 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 50th pick / 1984 Supp
21 Deion Sanders 22 KR 15 10 195 6-1 Florida St. 8/9/1967 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 5th pick / 1989
44 John Settle 24 FB 15 15 207 5-9 Appalachian St. 6/2/1965 2 7
37 Elbert Shelley 25 10 0 190 5-11 Arkansas St. 12/24/1964 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 292nd pick / 1987
67 Malcolm Taylor 29 13 0 288 6-6 Tennessee St. 6/20/1960 7 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 121st pick / 1982
53 Galand Thaxton 25 16 0 242 6-1 Wyoming 10/23/1964 Rook 1
72 Ben Thomas 28 RDE 16 13 280 6-4 Auburn 7/2/1961 4 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 56th pick / 1985
89 George Thomas 25 16 0 169 5-9 UNLV 7/11/1964 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 138th pick / 1988
58 Jessie Tuggle 24 RILB 16 16 230 5-11 Valdosta St. 4/4/1965 2 5
87 Gary Wilkins 26 te 13 1 235 6-1 Georgia Tech 11/23/1963 3 1
54 Joel Williams 33 lb 10 3 222 6-1 Peru St.,Wisc-LaCrosse 12/13/1956 10 1
32 Tony Zackery 23 1 0 195 6-2 Washington 11/20/1966 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 8th / 223rd pick / 1989
Team Total 25.6 16 227.3 6-1.5 2.8