Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Falcons Number 21

Twenty-one is the most outstanding number in Atlanta and Georgia sports history. Falcon hall of famer Deion Sanders. Braves hall of famer Warren Spahn won more games than any other lefty. Hawk hall of famer Dominique Wilkins. Tech All-American WR Calvin Johnson won the Belitnikoff Award. Tech basketball All-American Roger Kaiser. UGA Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich. Central Charger kicker David Murphy. The number has been retired by the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Tech, and Bulldogs.

Tom Moore 1967 Vanderbilt RB
Lynn Cain 79-84 Southern Cal RB (above)
Jimmy Turner 86-87 UCLA CB

Eric Metcalf 1995-1996. RB/KR. Son of the equally great Terry Metcalf.

Elijah Williams 1998-2000 Florida CB
Darrien Gordon 2001 Stanford CB/KR
Juran Bolden 1996-1998 and 2002-2003 Mississippi Delta CB

DeAngelo Hall 2004-2007 Virginia Tech CB. A Deion wannabe, the volatile DeAngelo talked his way out of town.

Christopher Owens 2009-2012 San Jose State CB
Desmond Trufant 2013-2014 Washington CB

NFL: Chargers all-pro QB John Hadl and RB Ladanian Tomlinson. Raider deep threat Cliff Branch. Dolphins RB Jim Kiick was the reason I chose the number. Bengal RB James Brooks also wore the number at Auburn and Warner Robins High School. Hall of Famer Dan Fortman.

NBA: Tim Duncan, Dominique Wilkins.

Tech: CB Donald Patterson. QB Danny Myers. RB Jonathan Dwyer.

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