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2000 Atlanta Falcons

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC West Division  · 2000 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.6, Offense: -5.7, Defense: -2.9, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 252 points (15.8/g), 27th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 413 points (25.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -161 points (-10.1/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-12.2.

Coach: Dan Reeves (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: George Sefcik
 Defensive Coordinator: Rich Brooks

Stadium: Georgia Dome
 Training Camp: Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina)

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 Chandler 35 12 13 192 for 331, 2,236 yards, 10 td, 12 int, & 21 rushes for 60 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
RB Jamal Anderson 28 6 16 282 rushes for 1,024 yards, 6 td, & 42 catches for 382 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 201st pick / 1994
FB Bob Christian 32 8 14 9 rushes for 19 yards, 0 td, & 44 catches for 315 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 310th pick / 1991
WR Shawn Jefferson 31 9 14 60 catches for 822 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 9th / 240th pick / 1991
WR Terance Mathis 33 10 16 57 catches for 679 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1990
TE Reggie Kelly 23 1 16 31 catches for 340 yards, 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1999
LT Bob Whitfield 29 8 15 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
LG Calvin Collins 26 3 16 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 180th pick / 1997
C Todd McClure 23 Rook 7 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
RG Travis Claridge 22 Rook 16 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2000
RT Ephraim Salaam 24 2 10 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Patrick Kerney 24 1 16 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 30th pick / 1999
LDT Travis Hall 28 5 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 181st pick / 1995
RDT Ed Jasper 27 3 15 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 198th pick / 1997
RDE Brady Smith 27 4 14 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 1996
LLB Chris Draft 24 2 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 157th pick / 1998
MLB Jessie Tuggle 35 13 7
RLB Henri Crockett 26 3 12 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
LCB Ray Buchanan 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
RCB Ashley Ambrose 30 8 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
SS Marty Carter 31 9 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
FS Ronnie Bradford 30 7 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen 40 18 0 25 of 31 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Dan Stryzinski 35 10 0 84 punts for a 41.0 average, 1 blocked
PR Tim Dwight 25 2 1 33 punt returns for a 9.4 average and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998
KR Darrick Vaughn 22 Rook 0 39 kick returns for a 27.7 average and 3 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 211th pick / 2000

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Ashley Ambrose 30 RCB 16 16 190 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 9/17/1970 8 6 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
5 Morten Andersen 40 K 16 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 18 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
32 Jamal Anderson 28 RB 16 16 237 5-11 Utah 9/30/1972 6 8 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 201st pick / 1994
50 Corey Atkins 24 12 0 235 6-0 South Carolina 11/11/1976 Rook 1
80 Eugene Baker 24 1 0 183 6-2 Kent St. 3/18/1976 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 164th pick / 1999
76 Chris Banks 27 g 8 4 300 6-1 Kansas 4/4/1973 2 2 Denver Broncos / 7th / 226th pick / 1996
55 Chris Bordano 26 2 0 241 6-1 SMU 12/30/1974 2 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 161st pick / 1998
23 Ronnie Bradford 30 FS 16 15 188 5-10 Colorado 10/1/1970 7 6 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
56 Keith Brooking 25 llb 5 5 245 6-2 Georgia Tech 10/30/1975 2 2 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 12th pick / 1998
34 Ray Buchanan 29 LCB 16 16 186 5-9 Louisville 9/29/1971 7 7 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
25 Marty Carter 31 SS 16 16 209 6-1 Middle Tenn. St. 12/17/1969 9 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
35 Johndale Carty 23 15 0 196 6-0 Utah St. 8/27/1977 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 126th pick / 1999
12 Chris Chandler 35 QB 14 13 224 6-4 Washington 10/12/1965 12 6 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
44 Bob Christian 32 FB 16 14 226 5-11 Northwestern 11/14/1968 8 3 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 310th pick / 1991
71 Travis Claridge 22 RG 16 16 300 6-5 USC 3/23/1978 Rook 6 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2000
68 Calvin Collins 26 C 16 16 307 6-2 Texas A&M 1/5/1974 3 6 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 180th pick / 1997
24 Terry Cousin 25 15 0 181 5-9 South Carolina 4/11/1975 3 1
94 Henri Crockett 26 RLB 15 12 240 6-2 Florida St. 10/28/1974 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
45 Gary Downs 28 16 0 212 6-1 North Carolina St. 6/6/1972 6 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 95th pick / 1994
54 Chris Draft 24 LLB 13 8 232 5-11 Stanford 2/26/1976 2 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 157th pick / 1998
75 Shane Dronett 29 dt 3 3 300 6-6 Texas 1/12/1971 8 1 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1992
83 Tim Dwight 25 PR 14 1 180 5-8 Iowa 7/13/1975 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998
86 Brian Finneran 24 12 0 210 6-5 Villanova 1/31/1976 1 0
87 Jammi German 26 9 0 191 6-1 Miami (FL) 7/4/1974 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 74th pick / 1998
98 Travis Hall 28 LDT 16 16 295 6-5 BYU 8/3/1972 5 7 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 181st pick / 1995
64 Bob Hallen 25 lg 16 5 305 6-3 Kent St. 3/9/1975 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1998
95 Ed Jasper 27 RDT 15 15 293 6-2 Texas A&M 1/18/1973 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 198th pick / 1997
84 Shawn Jefferson 31 WR 16 14 185 5-11 Central Florida 2/22/1969 9 6 Houston Oilers / 9th / 240th pick / 1991
11 Doug Johnson 23 qb 4 2 225 6-2 Florida 10/27/1977 Rook 1
55 Antony Jordan 26 8 0 234 6-3 Vanderbilt 12/19/1974 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 135th pick / 1998
13 Danny Kanell 27 qb 5 1 218 6-3 Florida St. 11/21/1973 4 1 New York Giants / 4th / 130th pick / 1996
51 Jeff Kelly 25 mlb 12 6 242 5-11 S.F. Austin,Kansas St. 12/13/1975 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 198th pick / 1999
89 Reggie Kelly 23 TE 16 16 255 6-4 Mississippi St. 2/22/1977 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1999
97 Patrick Kerney 24 LDE 16 16 273 6-5 Virginia 12/30/1976 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 30th pick / 1999
85 Brian Kozlowski 30 te 16 3 250 6-3 Connecticut 10/4/1970 6 1
81 Terance Mathis 33 WR 16 16 177 5-10 New Mexico 6/7/1967 10 5 New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1990
22 Gerald McBurrows 27 db 16 4 208 5-11 Kansas 10/7/1973 5 2 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 214th pick / 1995
62 Todd McClure 23 C 10 7 286 6-1 LSU 2/16/1977 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
49 Dallas Neil 24 6 0 215 6-1 Montana 9/30/1976 Rook 0
26 Winslow Oliver 27 12 0 180 5-7 New Mexico 3/3/1973 4 0 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1996
82 Mareno Philyaw 23 1 0 208 6-2 Troy 12/19/1977 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 172nd pick / 2000
63 Evan Pilgrim 28 g 7 1 304 6-4 BYU 8/14/1972 4 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 87th pick / 1995
48 Derek Rackley 23 16 0 250 6-4 Minnesota 7/18/1977 Rook 0
61 Anthony Redmon 29 g 4 4 308 6-5 Auburn 4/9/1971 6 1 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 139th pick / 1994
20 Ron Rivers 29 6 0 205 5-8 Fresno St. 11/13/1971 5 0
74 Ephraim Salaam 24 RT 14 10 295 6-7 San Diego St. 6/19/1976 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
67 Wes Shivers 23 3 0 298 6-5 Mississippi St. 3/8/1977 Rook 0 Tennessee Titans / 7th / 237th pick / 2000
53 Mark Simoneau 23 lb 14 4 245 6-0 Kansas St. 1/16/1977 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 67th pick / 2000
91 Brady Smith 27 RDE 15 14 274 6-5 Colorado St. 6/5/1973 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 1996
43 Maurice Smith 24 10 0 235 6-0 North Carolina A&T 9/7/1976 Rook 0
4 Dan Stryzinski 35 P 16 0 237 6-0 Indiana 5/15/1965 10 2
93 Shawn Swayda 26 16 0 290 6-5 Arizona St. 9/4/1974 2 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 196th pick / 1997
79 Henry Taylor 25 5 0 295 6-2 South Carolina 11/29/1975 2 0
66 Michael Thompson 23 t 2 2 295 6-4 Tennessee St. 2/11/1977 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 2000
58 Jessie Tuggle 35 MLB 8 7 230 5-11 Valdosta St. 4/4/1965 13 3
37 Darrick Vaughn 22 KR 16 0 193 5-11 Texas St. 10/2/1978 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 211th pick / 2000
96 Chris White 24 5 0 285 6-3 UNLV,Southern 9/28/1976 Rook 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 246th pick / 1999
70 Bob Whitfield 29 LT 15 15 310 6-5 Stanford 10/18/1971 8 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
99 Chuck Wiley 25 16 0 275 6-5 LSU 3/6/1975 1 2 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1998
21 Elijah Williams 25 e 15 3 181 5-10 Florida 8/20/1975 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 166th pick / 1998
Team Total 26.7 16 241.4 6-1.5 3.8