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1996 Atlanta Falcons

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3-13-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.1, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -8.9, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (19.3/g), 19th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 461 points (28.8/g), 30th.
 Differential of -152 points (-9.5/g), 29th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-11.5.

Coach: June Jones (3-13-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

Stadium: Georgia Dome
 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 Bobby Hebert 36 11 13 294 for 488, 3,152 yards, 22 td, 25 int, & 15 rushes for 59 yards and 1 td
RB Jamal Anderson 24 2 12 232 rushes for 1,055 yards, 5 td, & 49 catches for 473 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 201st pick / 1994
WR J.J. Birden 31 6 12 30 catches for 319 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 216th pick / 1988
WR Bert Emanuel 26 2 13 75 catches for 921 yards, 6 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1994
WR Terance Mathis 29 6 16 69 catches for 771 yards, 7 td New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1990
WR Eric Metcalf 28 7 11 54 catches for 599 yards, 6 td, & 3 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989
LT Bob Whitfield 25 4 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
LG Robbie Tobeck 26 2 16
C Roman Fortin 29 5 16 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1990
RG Mike Zandofsky 31 7 14 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1989
RT Antone Davis 29 5 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 8th pick / 1991
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lester Archambeau 29 6 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 186th pick / 1990
LDT Travis Hall 24 1 13 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 181st pick / 1995
RDT Moe Gardner 28 5 10 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 87th pick / 1991
RDE Chuck Smith 27 4 15 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 51st pick / 1992
LLB Cornelius Bennett 31 9 13 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
MLB Jessie Tuggle 31 9 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Ron George 26 3 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 121st pick / 1993
LCB Lenny McGill 25 2 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Darnell Walker 26 3 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 178th pick / 1993
SS Devin Bush 23 1 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 26th pick / 1995
FS Patrick Bates 26 3 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 12th pick / 1993
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen 36 14 0 22 of 29 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Dan Stryzinski 31 6 0 75 punts for a 42.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Eric Metcalf 28 7 11 27 punt returns for a 11.0 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989
KR Eric Metcalf 28 7 11 49 kick returns for a 21.1 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
5 Morten Andersen 36 K 16 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 14 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
32 Jamal Anderson 24 RB 16 12 237 5-11 Utah 9/30/1972 2 12 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 201st pick / 1994
92 Lester Archambeau 29 LDE 15 15 275 6-5 Stanford 6/27/1967 6 5 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 186th pick / 1990
24 Patrick Bates 26 FS 15 9 215 6-3 UCLA,Texas A&M 11/27/1970 3 3 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 12th pick / 1993
97 Cornelius Bennett 31 LLB 13 13 237 6-2 Alabama 8/25/1965 9 4 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
89 J.J. Birden 31 WR 12 12 170 5-9 Oregon 6/16/1965 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 216th pick / 1988
43 Juran Bolden 22 9 0 207 6-2 Mississippi Delta CC 6/27/1974 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 127th pick / 1996
42 Sean Boyd 24 2 0 206 6-2 North Carolina 12/19/1972 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 148th pick / 1996
51 David Brandon 31 lb 16 2 234 6-4 Memphis 2/9/1965 9 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 60th pick / 1987
73 Ethan Brooks 24 2 0 330 6-6 Williams 4/27/1972 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 229th pick / 1996
80 Tyrone Brown 23 wr 9 4 168 5-11 Toledo 1/3/1973 1 3
91 John Burrough 24 de 16 1 275 6-5 Washington St.,Wyoming 5/17/1972 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 245th pick / 1995
25 Devin Bush 23 SS 16 15 210 5-11 Florida St. 7/3/1973 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 26th pick / 1995
76 Antone Davis 29 RT 16 10 330 6-4 Tennessee 2/28/1967 5 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 8th pick / 1991
94 Shane Dronett 25 5 0 300 6-6 Texas 1/12/1971 4 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1992
27 Brad Edwards 30 fs 16 7 208 6-2 South Carolina 3/22/1966 8 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1988
87 Bert Emanuel 26 WR 14 13 180 5-10 UCLA,Rice 10/26/1970 2 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1994
56 Scott Fields 23 6 0 220 6-2 USC 4/22/1973 Rook 0
65 Roman Fortin 29 C 16 16 297 6-5 Oregon St.,San Diego St. 2/26/1967 5 8 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1990
67 Moe Gardner 28 RDT 10 10 265 6-2 Illinois 8/10/1968 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 87th pick / 1991
1 Jeff George 29 qb 3 3 218 6-4 Purdue,Illinois 12/8/1967 6 2 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1990
50 Ron George 26 RLB 16 15 243 6-2 Air Force,Stanford 3/20/1970 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 121st pick / 1993
98 Travis Hall 24 LDT 14 13 295 6-5 BYU 8/3/1972 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 181st pick / 1995
3 Bobby Hebert 36 QB 14 13 215 6-4 NW State (LA) 8/19/1960 11 8
34 Craig Heyward 30 rb 15 5 260 5-11 Pittsburgh 9/26/1966 8 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 24th pick / 1988
33 Richard Huntley 24 1 0 224 5-11 Winston-Salem St. 9/18/1972 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 117th pick / 1996
44 D.J. Johnson 30 2 0 187 6-0 Kentucky 7/14/1966 7 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 174th pick / 1989
96 Todd Kelly 26 2 0 259 6-2 Tennessee 11/27/1970 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 27th pick / 1993
88 Harper LeBel 33 16 0 250 6-4 Colorado St. 7/14/1963 7 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 12th / 321st pick / 1985
86 Mitch Lyons 26 te 14 4 265 6-5 Michigan St. 5/13/1970 3 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 151st pick / 1993
81 Terance Mathis 29 WR 16 16 177 5-10 New Mexico 6/7/1967 6 7 New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1990
57 Clay Matthews 40 lb 15 1 245 6-2 USC 3/15/1956 18 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
28 Lenny McGill 25 LCB 16 8 195 6-1 Arizona St. 5/31/1971 2 3
22 Tim McKyer 33 lcb 8 7 174 6-0 Texas-Arlington 9/5/1963 10 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1986
21 Eric Metcalf 28 KR 16 11 188 5-10 Texas 1/23/1968 7 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989
7 Browning Nagle 28 5 0 225 6-3 West Virginia,Louisville 4/29/1968 5 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 34th pick / 1991
38 Nate Odomes 31 db 7 4 188 5-9 Wisconsin 8/25/1965 9 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1987
93 Dan Owens 29 RDT 16 9 280 6-3 USC 3/16/1967 6 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
64 Jeff Pahukoa 27 g 14 3 268 6-2 Washington 2/9/1969 5 2 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 311th pick / 1991
26 Anthony Phillips 26 rcb 7 5 209 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/5/1970 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1994
85 Roell Preston 24 wr 15 2 187 5-10 Mississippi 6/23/1972 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 145th pick / 1995
62 David Richards 30 rt 6 6 315 6-5 SMU,UCLA 4/11/1966 8 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 1988
29 Louis Riddick 27 db 16 1 215 6-2 Pittsburgh 3/15/1969 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 248th pick / 1991
52 Craig Sauer 24 lb 16 1 240 6-1 Minnesota 12/13/1972 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 188th pick / 1996
84 Freddie Scott 22 10 0 188 5-10 Penn St. 8/26/1974 Rook 1
37 Elbert Shelley 32 12 0 190 5-11 Arkansas St. 12/24/1964 9 1 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 292nd pick / 1987
90 Chuck Smith 27 RDE 15 15 257 6-2 Tennessee 12/21/1969 4 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 51st pick / 1992
4 Dan Stryzinski 31 P 16 0 237 6-0 Indiana 5/15/1965 6 2
59 Lorenzo Styles 22 16 0 245 6-1 Ohio St. 1/31/1974 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 77th pick / 1995
61 Robbie Tobeck 26 LG 16 16 297 6-4 Washington St. 3/6/1970 2 8
58 Jessie Tuggle 31 MLB 16 16 230 5-11 Valdosta St. 4/4/1965 9 5
45 Darnell Walker 26 RCB 15 9 168 5-8 Oklahoma 1/17/1970 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 178th pick / 1993
70 Bob Whitfield 25 LT 16 16 310 6-5 Stanford 10/18/1971 4 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
69 Gene Williams 28 10 0 310 6-2 Iowa St. 10/14/1968 5 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 121st pick / 1991
77 Matt Willig 27 12 0 315 6-8 USC 1/21/1969 3 1
72 Mike Zandofsky 31 RG 14 14 300 6-2 Washington 11/30/1965 7 7 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1989
74 Jeff Zgonina 26 8 0 285 6-2 Purdue 5/24/1970 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 185th pick / 1993
Team Total 27.7 16 239.2 6-1.7 4.7