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90th Shrine Game Has Strong Falcons Ties

This Throwback Thursday, we're taking at look some of the Falcons greats as we continue to celebrate 50 seasons, presented by Equifax.

On Saturday, Jan. 23, the 90th annual East-West Shrine Game will be held at Tropicana Field, where some of college football's best players will gather for a game that can greatly impact their NFL Draft stock.

June Jones, the West head coach, played for Atlanta from 1977 to 1981, served as offensive coordinator/assistant head coach from 1991 to 1993 and was the head coach from 1994-1996. Jones played 17 games as the Falcons' quarterback and, as OC/assistant HC in 1991, helped lead the team to a 10-6 record and playoff berth.

Chris Miller, West's QB coach, won 34 games with the Falcons in seven seasons. In that time he completed 54 percent of his passes and threw for 87 touchdowns. He was the starting quarterback for the successful 1991 team and earned a Pro Bowl nomination in the process with 3,103 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes.

Terance Mathis, West's WR coach, is one of the best receivers in Falcons history. During his eight campaigns in Atlanta, he caught 573 passes for 7,349 yards and 57 TDs. Mathis was a key member of the 1998 team that made the franchise's lone Super Bowl appearance.

Steve Broussard, West's RB coach, played running back in Atlanta from 1990 to 1993. The first-round draft pick ended his nine-year NFL career with 2,635 rushing yards, 882 receiving yards, a 4.5 yards per carry average and 22 touchdowns.

Jerry Glanville, West's defensive coordinator, spent 10 years with the Falcons—four as head coach. He led Atlanta to its 1991 playoff appearance and helped orchestrate the aggressive defense that helped the Falcons to a 10-6 record.

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