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1966 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 7th place Eastern Conference 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: Norb Hecker
Offensive BacksGeorge Dickson
Offensive LineBrad Ecklund
OffenseTom Fears
DefenseHal Herring
Defensive BacksJohn Symank
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/1/1966HPhiladelphia Eagles7-9LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium20072
Sat8/6/1966ASt. Louis Cardinals10-20LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium34304
Sat8/13/1966NNew York Giants7-14LNashville, TNDudley Field20945
Sat8/20/1966HCleveland Browns3-42LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium48548
Sat8/27/1966NSan Francisco 49ers24-17WColumbia, SCWilliams-Brice Stadium21780
Sun9/11/1966HLos Angeles Rams14-19LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium54418
Sun9/18/1966APhiladelphia Eagles10-23LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field54049
Sun9/25/1966ADetroit Lions10-28LDetroit, MITiger Stadium47615
Sun10/2/1966HDallas Cowboys14-47LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56990
Sun10/9/1966AWashington Redskins20-33LWashington, DCD.C. Stadium50116
Sun10/16/1966HSan Francisco 49ers7-44LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium54788
Sun10/23/1966AGreen Bay Packers3-56LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium48623
Sun10/30/1966HCleveland Browns17-49LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57235
Sun11/13/1966HBaltimore Colts7-19LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun11/20/1966ANew York Giants27-16WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62746
Sun11/27/1966AChicago Bears6-23LChicago, ILWrigley Field44777
Sun12/4/1966AMinnesota Vikings20-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium37117
Sun12/11/1966HSt. Louis Cardinals16-10WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57169
Sun12/18/1966HPittsburgh Steelers33-57LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56229
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
87Taz AndersonTE6-220828Georgia Tech8
80Gary BarnesSE6-421027Clemson9
84Vern BurkeSE6-420125Bakersfield CC; Oregon State14
22Lee CallandRCB6-019025Louisville1414
1ODennis ClaridgeQB6-322525Nebraska7
34Junior CoffeyHB6-121124Washington14
48Angelo CoiaSE6-220228The Citadel; Southern California6
75Ed CookLOG6-224534Notre Dame1414
37Perry Lee DunnHB6-220825Mississippi14
49Glenn GlassFL6-019726Tennessee3
67Dan GrimmROG6-324425Colorado14
25Alex HawkinsFL6-118829South Carolina12
55Ralph HeckLB6-222825Colorado14
83Tom HutchinsonOE6-119025Kentucky5
57Bill JobkoRLB6-222431Ohio State14
11Randy JohnsonQB6-320222Texas A&M-Kingsville1411
32Rudy JohnsonHB5-1119025Nebraska1
50Jerry JonesDE6-326722Bowling Green State7
65Lou KirouacK-OG6-323826Boston College14
78Rich KoeperOT6-424523Oregon State30
73Errol LindenROT6-525829Houston1414
26Billy LothridgeP6-119424Georgia Tech140
27Bill MackFL5-1018529Notre Dame1
53Frank MarchlewskiC6-223723Minnesota1414
70Rich MarshallDT6-527125Baylor; Stephen F. Austin State60
85Billy MartinTE-P6-423824Georgia Tech14
33Larry MorrisLB6-222633Georgia Tech12
60Tommy NobisMLB6-223523Texas14
47Nick RassasS6-019022Notre Dame80
36Ken ReavesCB6-320622Norfolk State140
29Ron RectorRB6-020022Northwestern40
76Guy ReeseLDT6-525527Southern Methodist2
68Bobby RichardsLDE-RDE6-224128Louisiana State14
43Jerry RichardsonLS6-319025West Texas A&M1414
32Preston RidlehuberRB6-221523Georgia3
20Bob RiggleRS6-120022Penn State14
74Karl RubkeLDT-LDE6-424031Santa Rosa JC; Southern California1412
52Marion RushingLLB6-222330Southern Illinois14
31Charley ScalesFB-HB5-1121428Indiana5
82Bob SherlagFL6-019723Memphis9
24Jimmy SidleRB6-221523Auburn6
77Chuck SieminskiRDT6-426226Penn State1414
45Carl SilvestriDB5-1119523Wisconsin3
66Jim SimonLOT6-523526Miami (Florida)142
14Steve SloanQB6-018522Alabama30
40Ron SmithLCB6-119123Wisconsin1414
71Joe SzczeckoLDT6-024524Northwestern120
72Don TalbertLOT6-524827Texas1212
86Tommy TollesonFL6-119523Alabama8
7Wade TraynhamK6-221824Frederick20
30Ernie WheelwrightFB6-323527Southern Illinois14
51Bob WhitlowC6-123630Compton CC; Arizona11
88Sam WilliamsRDE6-523535Michigan State1414
44Bill WolskiFB5-1120322Notre Dame2
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tommy Nobis11LBTexas
Randy Johnson116QBTexas A&M-Kingsville
Nick Rassas217DBNotre Dame
Jerry Jones232TBowling Green State
Mike Dennis333HBMississippi
Phil Sheridan348ENotre Dame
Ken Reaves449DBNorfolk State
Willie Asbury464HBKent State
Bill Wolski565HBNotre Dame
Martin Kahn580TNorth Texas
Charley Casey681FLFlorida
William Johnson796FBUniversity of the South
Bill Goss8111LBTulane
Bob Sanders9126CNorth Texas
Mike Bender10141GArkansas
Steve Sloan11156QBAlabama
Ken Hollister12171TIndiana
Bob Collins13186TSouth Carolina
Steve Ecker14201KShippensburg
Tommy Tolleson15216FLAlabama
Jim Vining16231GRice
Lurley Archambeau17246CToledo
Doug Korver18261CNorthern Iowa
Walt Mainer19276DBXavier (Ohio)
Bob Riggle20291DBPenn State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals28905135
Opponents Totals7414499120
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals25:432118510422/ %/ %79753
Opponents Totals34:1729512615118/ %/ %66588
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Lou Kirouac0192479.291850.0046
Ernie Wheelwright60000036
Junior Coffey50000030
Randy Johnson40000024
Taz Anderson30000018
Alex Hawkins20000012
Preston Ridlehuber20000012
Gary Barnes1000006
Vern Burke1000006
Bob Riggle1000006
Bob Sherlag1000006
Wade Traynham022100.0010.002
Team Totals26212680.891947.40204
Opponents Totals52485292.3254161.01437
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Lou Kirouac91850.01/34/80/04/70/0
Wade Traynham010.00/00/00/10/00/0
Team Totals91947.41/34/80/14/70/0
Opponents Totals254161.010/108/92/75/130/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Junior Coffey1997223.6374
Ernie Wheelwright1214583.8653
Randy Johnson351424.1214
Perry Lee Dunn22522.4100
Charley Scales10383.8100
Ron Rector4328.0200
Preston Ridlehuber4235.8120
Billy Lothridge12222.0220
Dennis Claridge5153.0160
Jimmy Sidle11212.0120
Rudy Johnson331.030
Team Totals40515193.86511
Opponents Totals47221724.670t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Randy Johnson29512943.714517956.113.953t124.1217.126236155947.8
Dennis Claridge704057.1284716.711.862t22.922.997739475.4
Steve Sloan13646.25967.416.03200.0215.43326431.7
Billy Lothridge100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Perry Lee Dunn200.0000.000.02100.00000.0
Team Totals38117545.917923626.213.562t143.7277.138345201748.9
Opponents Totals39622757.315033768.514.986t266.6194.834276310087.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alex Hawkins4466115.0422
Billy Martin2933011.4350
Vern Burke2834812.4451
Junior Coffey1518212.1461
Ernie Wheelwright151379.1353
Gary Barnes1217314.453t1
Taz Anderson1019519.562t3
Perry Lee Dunn5459.0160
Angelo Coia49323.3390
Preston Ridlehuber48421.053t2
Bob Sherlag45313.330t1
Charley Scales3165.3150
Tom Hutchinson12828.080
Jimmy Sidle11616.0160
Frank Marchlewski011L0
Team Totals175236213.562t14
Opponents Totals227337614.986t26
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Richardson56813.6200
Bob Riggle37123.762t1
Lee Calland362.060
Marion Rushing351.750
Ron Smith263.060
Bill Jobko252.530
Ken Reaves11616.0160
Team Totals191779.362t1
Opponents Totals2738514.368t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Lothridge73296840.76003197271137.1
Team Totals73296840.76003197271137.1
Opponents Totals38146638.66001100134635.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Smith111807.3230
Nick Rassas41102.560
Bob Sherlag2184.080
Ken Reaves1122.020
Team Totals1841005.6230
Opponents Totals35231975.677t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Smith43101323.6800
Nick Rassas820325.4320
Jimmy Sidle611719.5240
Charley Scales510120.2320
Larry Morris55010.0200
Ken Reaves48521.3280
Marion Rushing25226.0350
Perry Lee Dunn23618.0220
Alex Hawkins13030.0300
Bill Wolski12121.0210
Junior Coffey11818.0180
Glenn Glass11111.0110
Ralph Heck100.000
Billy Martin100.000
Bob Sherlag100.000
Team Totals82173721.2800
Opponents Totals4496221.9580
Team Totals34.0276.0Opponents Totals38.0345.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gary Barnes100000
Vern Burke0010100
Lee Calland0001100
Dennis Claridge110100
Junior Coffey410100
Angelo Coia100000
Perry Lee Dunn2000-50
Alex Hawkins110140
Ralph Heck0001100
Randy Johnson13303-60
Jerry Jones0001130
Errol Linden0010100
Frank Marchlewski0001100
Billy Martin0002200
Tommy Nobis0001100
Nick Rassas100000
Ken Reaves100000
Bobby Richards0001100
Jerry Richardson0001150
Bob Riggle0001100
Karl Rubke0001100
Marion Rushing0001100
Charley Scales0010100
Jimmy Sidle100000
Ron Smith2202-10
Don Talbert0020200
Tommy Tolleson0001100
Ernie Wheelwright200000
Team Totals301713132600
Opponents Totals24131117282
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