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1968 Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
4th place Western Conference Coastal Division 2-12-0 .143
Head Coach: Norb Hecker (0-3); Norm Van Brocklin (2-9)
Lew CarpenterChief Offensive
Bob FryOffensive Line
Hal HerringChief Defensive
Bill JobkoLinebackers
Jim PhillipsReceivers
John SymankDefensive Backs
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/10/1968NWashington Redskins14-16LTampa, FLTampa Stadium42180
Sat8/17/1968NNew York Giants13-17LNashville, TNDudley Field14555
Fri8/23/1968NNew York Jets12-27LBirmingham, ALLegion Field27406
Sat8/31/1968HNew Orleans Saints16-10WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium29837
Sat9/7/1968AMiami Dolphins13-19LMiami, FLOrange Bowl36122
Sat9/14/1968AMinnesota Vikings7-47LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45563
Sun9/22/1968HBaltimore Colts20-28LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium50428
Sun9/29/1968ASan Francisco 49ers13-28LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium27741
Sun10/6/1968HGreen Bay Packers7-38LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/13/1968HNew York Giants24-21WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium49962
Sun10/20/1968ALos Angeles Rams14-27LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54443
Sun10/27/1968ACleveland Browns7-30LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium67723
Sun11/3/1968HPittsburgh Steelers21-41LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47727
Sun11/10/1968HLos Angeles Rams10-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53979
Sun11/17/1968AChicago Bears16-13WChicago, ILWrigley Field44214
Sun11/24/1968ASt. Louis Cardinals12-17LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium43246
Sun12/1/1968ABaltimore Colts0-44LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun12/8/1968HDetroit Lions7-24LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium49437
Sun12/15/1968HSan Francisco 49ers12-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium44977
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
57Dick AbsherLB6-423524Maryland100
52Ron AcksLB6-221024Illinois10
54Grady AllenLLB6-322622Texas A&M147
38Joe AuerRB6-120727Miami (Florida); Georgia Tech70
17Bob BerryQB5-1118526Oregon107
50Greg BrezinaRLB6-122122Houston101
32Charlie BryantHB6-120727Allen21
49Jimmy BursonRS-RCB6-018128Auburn1414
32Jim ButlerHB5-1019125Edward Waters126
22Lee CallandRCB6-019027Louisville77
77Rick CashRDE6-526023Missouri; Truman State147
56Joe CerneC6-223826Northwestern60
48Olie Cordill, Jr.DB6-218425Memphis10
79Carlton DabneyRDT6-525522Morgan State1414
84Mike DonohoeTE6-322623San Francisco140
65Steve DuichROG-LOG6-324822San Diego Mesa JC; San Diego State123
45Dave DunawayFL6-220523Duke80
37Perry Lee DunnFB6-220827Mississippi144
25Rick EberFL6-018123El Camino JC; Tulsa10
3Bob EtterK5-1115423Georgia140
85Paul FlatleyFL6-118727Northwestern145
43Mike FreemanDB5-1017424Fresno State90
76Jim GarciaDT6-424824Purdue10
30Doug GoodwinRB6-222826Maryland-Eastern Shore20
67Dan GrimmC-ROG-LOG6-324427Colorado1414
35Billy HarrisHB6-019522Colorado64
55Ralph HeckRLB6-222827Colorado1313
24Floyd HudlowS5-1119225Phoenix JC; Arizona70
87Claude HumphreyLDE6-525824Tennessee State1414
11Randy JohnsonQB6-320224Texas A&M-Kingsville87
31Dwight LeeRB6-219023Michigan State110
18Bruce LemmermanQB6-120123Northridge State40
73Errol LindenROT6-525831Houston1414
80Bob LongFL6-319926Wichita State99
26Billy LothridgeRS-P6-119426Georgia Tech146
53Frank MarchlewskiC6-223725Minnesota11
41Brendan McCarthyFB6-322023Boston College77
60Tommy NobisMLB6-223525Texas1414
70Jim NortonLDT6-425426Washington77
28Ray OgdenTE6-522526Alabama1414
27Nick RassasLS6-019024Notre Dame147
36Ken ReavesLCB6-320624Norfolk State1414
52Marion RushingLLB6-222332Southern Illinois77
61Bill SandemanLOT6-625626Stockton JC; Pacific43
78Jerry ShayRDE-LDT6-324524Purdue1414
44Jerry SimmonsSE6-119026Bethune-Cookman1414
66Jim SimonLOG6-523528Miami (Florida)1312
53Phil SobocinskiC6-323523Wisconsin76
42Phil SpillerLS6-019523Orange Coast JC; Los Angeles State77
74Art StrahanDT6-526525Texas Southern50
46Larry SuchyRCB5-1118022Jones County JC; Mississippi College11
71Joe SzczeckoDT6-024526Northwestern100
72Don TalbertLOT6-524829Texas1411
5Harmon WagesHB-FB6-121422Florida136
64Randy WinklerROG-LOG6-525725Tarleton State125
45John WrightSE-FL6-019422Illinois50
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
13Claude HumphreyDETennessee State
229Carlton DabneyDEMorgan State
253John WrightFLIllinois
6140Jim HagleRBSouthern Methodist
6147Joe WynnsDBSouth Carolina State
6162Rick EberFLTulsa
8194Ray JeffordsTEGeorgia*
9221Henry HollandCNorth Texas
10248Mike TomasiniDTNorthern Colorado
11275Greg BrezinaLBHouston
12302A.J. VaughnRBWayne State (Michigan)
13329Billy HarrisRBColorado
14356Joe PolkRBLivingstone
15383Don BeanFLHouston
16410Roy HallTSan Jose State
17437Jim SchmidtDBSan Francisco State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals42543638
Opponents Totals901347392
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals17471949/ %/ %63659
Opponents Totals38:3430212915716/ %/ %63628
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bob Etter0171989.5112152.4050
Bob Long40000024
Perry Lee Dunn30000018
Bob Berry20000012
Jim Butler20000012
Ray Ogden20000012
Jimmy Burson1000006
Mike Donohoe1000006
Billy Harris1000006
Randy Johnson1000006
Brendan McCarthy1000006
Ken Reaves1000006
Harmon Wages1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals20172085.0112152.40170
Opponents Totals49474995.9163053.30389
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bob Etter112152.42/24/54/71/50/2
Team Totals112152.42/24/54/71/50/2
Opponents Totals163053.34/44/56/102/100/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Butler943653.960t2
Perry Lee Dunn722193.0153
Harmon Wages592113.6310
Billy Harris531442.7110
Bob Berry261395.3452
Randy Johnson11978.8261
Brendan McCarthy31862.8181
Charlie Bryant9293.270
Joe Auer3196.3160
Ray Ogden11212.0120
Dwight Lee461.560
Bruce Lemmerman100.000
Jerry Simmons1-6-6.0-60
Billy Lothridge1-16-16.0-160
Team Totals36613053.660t9
Opponents Totals51822354.369t17
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Berry1538152.95914339.417.76674.6138.549364106965.1
Randy Johnson1567346.8738925.712.271t21.3106.42015373942.5
Bruce Lemmerman15320.011402.713.31800.016.7004011.8
Harmon Wages2150.012110.521.02100.000.0002187.5
Billy Lothridge00000110-10
Team Totals32615848.514423867.315.171t92.8247.470527185951.5
Opponents Totals38924863.812733068.513.384307.7143.6292213085101.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Simmons2847917.1610
Ray Ogden2545218.1602
Bob Long2248422.071t4
Paul Flatley2030515.3660
Harmon Wages161217.655t1
Jim Butler151278.5310
Brendan McCarthy131199.2210
Perry Lee Dunn911813.1430
Mike Donohoe6528.7141
Billy Harris311839.355t1
Charlie Bryant11111.0110
Team Totals158238615.171t9
Opponents Totals248330613.38430
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmy Burson410025.073t1
Billy Lothridge37625.3440
Lee Calland23417.0210
Ken Reaves19090.090t1
Nick Rassas11818.0180
Ralph Heck199.090
Carlton Dabney133.030
Tommy Nobis100.000
Team Totals1433023.690t2
Opponents Totals2432613.6492
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Lothridge75332444.37006286291838.9
Team Totals75332444.37006286291838.9
Opponents Totals45186641.5590366174038.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmy Burson1116565.1170
Nick Rassas40102.550
Phil Spiller1000.000
Team Totals1616664.1170
Opponents Totals46132866.2320
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Butler3779921.6420
Nick Rassas1018018.0240
Charlie Bryant511222.4290
Don Talbert33010.0130
Joe Szczecko3186.0180
Joe Auer23115.5200
Harmon Wages12323.0230
Mike Donohoe12222.0220
Dwight Lee12020.0200
Phil Spiller11818.0180
Billy Harris11616.0160
Dan Grimm144.040
Grady Allen100.000
Joe Cerne100.000
Team Totals68127318.7420
Opponents Totals4279919.0600
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Berry510100
Charlie Bryant210100
Jimmy Burson00123480
Jim Butler110100
Rick Cash0002240
Perry Lee Dunn300000
Mike Freeman0001100
Billy Harris110100
Ralph Heck0001100
Claude Humphrey0003300
Randy Johnson510100
Bruce Lemmerman110100
Errol Linden0010100
Billy Lothridge110100
Brendan McCarthy100000
Tommy Nobis0001100
Jim Norton0004400
Nick Rassas311200
Jerry Shay0001100
Joe Szczecko100000
Harmon Wages200000
Randy Winkler0010100
Team Totals2615111627520
Opponents Totals30161415290
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