Thursday, June 25, 2015

Falcons Number 16

David Archer (1984-1987) from Iowa State began as a scab and carved out a place in Falcons lore. He is the best of only three to wear number sixteen.

Wide receiver Reggie Smith (1980-1981) from NC Central.
QB Scott Hunter (1976-1978): Alabama by way of Green Bay.

Why hasn’t a Falcon worn the number in the past 25 years? With receivers liking numbers in the teens you’d think a Falcon would pick the number. Maybe the equipment manager has a thing about the number.

Sixteen wasn’t cool until Joe Montana made it so. The Giants Frank Gifford was the toast of New York. Super Bowl MVP Len Dawson. The ageless George Blanda. Hall of Famers Ed Healey and George Musso.

A scrappy Bulldog named Kirby Smart. All American Lynn Hughes.

Tech: Darrell Crawford and John Steber.

Braves: Duluth's Brian McCann. Rafael Ramirez was the shortstop on the 82 division winners. Negro Leaguer Sonny Jackson. Former Red Reggie Sanders.

NBA: Big Bob Lanier played in eight all star games and is in the hall of fame.

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