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2009 Atlanta Falcons

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.0, Offense: 2.7, Defense: 2.3, SoS: 2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 363 points (22.7/g), 13th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (20.3/g), 14th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.4/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 9.0-7.0.

Coach: Mike Smith (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Mularkey
 Defensive Coordinator: Brian VanGorder

Stadium: Georgia Dome
 Training Camp: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility (Flowery Branch, Georgia)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Matt Ryan 24 1 14 263 for 451, 2,916 yards, 22 td, 14 int, & 30 rushes for 49 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 2008
RB Michael Turner 27 5 11 178 rushes for 871 yards, 10 td, & 5 catches for 35 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
WR Michael Jenkins 27 5 9 50 catches for 635 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 29th pick / 2004
WR Roddy White* 28 4 16 85 catches for 1,153 yards, 11 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 2005
TE Tony Gonzalez 33 12 16 83 catches for 867 yards, 6 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 13th pick / 1997
LT Sam Baker 24 1 14 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 21st pick / 2008
LG Justin Blalock 26 2 16 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 2007
C Todd McClure 32 9 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
RG Harvey Dahl 28 3 11
RT Tyson Clabo 28 3 16
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Abraham 31 9 15 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 2000
LDT Jonathan Babineaux 28 4 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 59th pick / 2005
RDT Thomas Johnson 28 4 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Jamaal Anderson 23 2 13 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 2007
MLB Curtis Lofton 23 1 16 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2008
RLB Mike Peterson 33 10 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 36th pick / 1999
LCB Chris Owens 23 Rook 6 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 90th pick / 2009
RCB Chris Houston 25 2 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007
SS Erik Coleman 27 5 16 New York Jets / 5th / 143rd pick / 2004
FS Thomas DeCoud 24 1 16 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2008
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam 39 16 0 12 of 19 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Michael Koenen 27 4 0 61 punts for a 42.6 average, 1 blocked
PR Eric Weems 24 2 0 27 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td
KR Eric Weems 24 2 0 48 kick returns for a 25.3 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
55 John Abraham 31 LDE 16 15 256 6-4 South Carolina 5/6/1978 9 7 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 2000
59 Spencer Adkins 22 5 0 246 5-11 Miami (FL) 5/16/1987 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 176th pick / 2009
98 Jamaal Anderson 23 RDE 13 13 288 6-5 Arkansas 2/6/1986 2 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 2007
95 Jonathan Babineaux 28 LDT 16 16 281 6-2 Iowa 10/12/1981 4 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 59th pick / 2005
72 Sam Baker 24 LT 14 14 308 6-5 USC 5/30/1985 1 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 21st pick / 2008
71 Kroy Biermann 24 lb 16 2 242 6-3 Montana 9/12/1985 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 154th pick / 2008
63 Justin Blalock 26 LG 16 16 320 6-3 Texas 12/20/1983 2 9 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 2007
80 Marty Booker 33 wr 16 1 212 6-0 La-Monroe 7/31/1976 10 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1999
42 Eric Brock 24 2 0 207 6-0 Auburn 4/4/1985 1 0
3 Matt Bryant 34 16 0 200 5-9 Baylor 5/29/1975 7 1
Tyson Clabo 28 RT 16 16 314 6-6 Wake Forest 10/17/1981 3 9
26 Erik Coleman 27 SS 16 16 200 5-10 Washington St. 5/6/1982 5 6 New York Jets / 5th / 143rd pick / 2004
73 Harvey Dahl 28 RG 11 11 302 6-5 Nevada-Reno 6/24/1981 3 6
92 Chauncey Davis 26 de 16 4 277 6-2 Florida St. 1/27/1983 4 3 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 128th pick / 2005
28 Thomas DeCoud 24 FS 16 16 196 6-1 California 3/19/1985 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2008
1 Jason Elam 39 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 16 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
86 Brian Finneran 33 wr 10 2 210 6-5 Villanova 1/31/1976 10 1
29 Jamaal Fudge 26 2 0 196 5-9 Clemson 5/17/1983 3 0
51 Tony Gilbert 30 12 0 239 6-1 Georgia 10/16/1979 6 1 Arizona Cardinals / 6th / 210th pick / 2003
88 Tony Gonzalez 33 TE 16 16 251 6-5 California 2/27/1976 12 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 13th pick / 1997
20 Brent Grimes 26 RCB 16 8 180 5-10 Shippensburg 7/19/1983 2 5
41 Antoine Harris 27 10 0 240 5-10 Louisville 4/8/1982 2 1
36 Verron Haynes 30 rb 7 2 223 5-10 Georgia 2/17/1979 7 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 2002
24 Tye Hill 27 db 8 3 185 5-9 Clemson 6/3/1982 3 2 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 2006
23 Chris Houston 25 RCB 12 10 185 5-10 Arkansas 10/18/1984 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007
22 Chevis Jackson 24 db 15 2 188 5-11 LSU 12/11/1985 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 68th pick / 2008
Robert James 26 1 0 224 5-11 Arizona St. 12/26/1983 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 138th pick / 2008
12 Michael Jenkins 27 WR 15 9 217 6-4 Ohio St. 6/18/1982 5 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 29th pick / 2004
94 Peria Jerry 25 dt 2 2 290 6-1 Mississippi 8/23/1984 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 24th pick / 2009
93 Thomas Johnson 28 RDT 13 10 294 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 6/24/1981 4 5
9 Michael Koenen 27 P 16 0 195 5-11 West. Washington 7/13/1982 4 1
97 Trey Lewis 24 dt 8 1 294 6-3 Washburn 5/23/1985 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 186th pick / 2007
50 Curtis Lofton 23 MLB 16 16 238 6-2 Oklahoma 6/2/1986 1 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2008
62 Todd McClure 32 C 16 16 286 6-1 LSU 2/16/1977 9 9 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
25 William Moore 24 2 0 223 6-0 Missouri 5/18/1985 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 55th pick / 2009
34 Ovie Mughelli 29 rb 14 7 260 6-1 Wake Forest 6/10/1980 6 1 Baltimore Ravens / 4th / 134th pick / 2003
54 Stephen Nicholas 26 LB 16 13 225 6-2 South Florida 5/1/1983 2 7 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 2007
32 Jerious Norwood 26 rb 10 4 205 6-0 Mississippi St. 7/29/1983 3 4 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 2006
Quinn Ojinnaka 25 rg 9 5 309 6-5 Syracuse 4/23/1984 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 139th pick / 2006
21 Chris Owens 23 LCB 16 6 182 5-10 San Jose St. 12/1/1986 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 90th pick / 2009
87 Justin Peelle 30 WC 15 8 255 6-4 Oregon 3/15/1979 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 103rd pick / 2002
26 Charlie Peprah 26 2 0 202 5-11 Alabama 2/24/1983 3 0 New York Giants / 5th / 158th pick / 2006
53 Mike Peterson 33 RLB 16 16 230 6-1 Florida 6/17/1976 10 8 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 36th pick / 1999
Bryan Pittman 32 4 0 275 6-3 Washington 1/20/1977 6 0
8 Chris Redman 32 qb 6 2 223 6-3 Louisville 7/7/1977 9 3 Baltimore Ravens / 3rd / 75th pick / 2000
Garrett Reynolds 22 4 0 310 6-7 North Carolina 7/1/1987 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 156th pick / 2009
66 Brett Romberg 30 9 0 293 6-3 Miami (FL) 10/10/1979 3 1
2 Matt Ryan 24 QB 14 14 224 6-5 Boston Col. 5/17/1985 1 10 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 2008
46 Mike Schneck 32 7 0 237 6-0 Wisconsin 8/4/1977 10 1
90 Lawrence Sidbury 23 16 0 267 6-2 Richmond 2/6/1986 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 125th pick / 2009
44 Jason Snelling 26 rb 14 2 235 5-11 Virginia 12/29/1983 2 7 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 244th pick / 2007
30 Aaron Stecker 34 9 0 213 5-10 Wisconsin,West. Illinois 11/13/1975 9 0
Will Svitek 27 t 13 2 301 6-6 Stanford 1/8/1982 4 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 187th pick / 2005
33 Michael Turner 27 RB 11 11 237 5-10 Northern Illinois 2/13/1982 5 7 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
61 Vance Walker 22 dt 10 1 295 6-2 Georgia Tech 4/26/1987 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 210th pick / 2009
14 Eric Weems 24 KR 16 0 182 5-8 Bethune-Cookman 7/4/1985 2 1
84 Roddy White* 28 WR 16 16 201 6-1 Ala-Birmingham 11/2/1981 4 12 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 2005
29 Brian Williams 30 rcb 5 5 198 5-11 North Carolina St. 7/2/1979 7 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
52 Coy Wire 31 db 16 1 205 6-0 Stanford 11/7/1978 7 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 97th pick / 2002
Joe Zelenka 33 5 0 265 6-3 Wake Forest 3/9/1976 10 0
89 Keith Zinger 25 te 15 2 250 6-4 LSU 10/9/1984 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 232nd pick / 2008
Team Total 27.5 16 240.8 6-1.2 4.2