Saturday, June 27, 2015

Falcons Number 18

 Kicker Mick Luckhurst (1981-1987 from California) was one of the most popular Falcons for that era. Some aren't blown away with with his percentages, but back then he was one of the best in the league. After retiring Luckhurst went into business insuring hole in one contests.

Others: QB Bruce Lemmerman (1968-1969 San Fernando Valley State) later made a name for himself in the Canadian League. QB Wade Wilson (1992 East Texas State) provided a veteran presence. Receivers Jamin Elliott (2006-2007 Delaware) and Freddie Martino (2014 from powerhouse North Greenville).

NFL: Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning. Chiefs RB Emmitt Thomas. MVP QB Roman Gabriel. WR Charlie Joiner broke a record or two. Hall of Famer Robin Tote.

Tech: Heisman Trophy runner-up Billy Lothridge. The late great Kim King. RB Anthony Allen. Chris Reis.

Three UGA All-Americans: Bill Paddock, QB John Rauch, and Bacarri Rambo.

Braves: Tommie Aaron set the record for most home runs by brothers. Claudell Washington Slept Here. The great Zoilo Versalles. Omar Moreno. Trench Davis. Funnyman Steve Lyons. Slugger Ryan Klesko. Veteran OF Garret Anderson.

NBA: Celtic hall of famer Dave Cowens: 2 championships, MVP, ROY, 7 all star games. 

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