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Falcons to honor former Pro Bowl performers during Alumni Weekend


The Atlanta Falcons this weekend will honor their former players with a number of special events and ceremonies that are part of the club's annual Alumni Weekend festivities, the team announced today.

More than 100 former Falcons alumni, including 30 players who were named to the National Football Conference Pro Bowl team as member of the Falcons, will be in town this weekend participating in a number team-sponsored events, celebrations and ceremonies.

"We're honoring our alumni with a series of events and celebrations this weekend and plan to recognize former Falcons named to the NFC Pro Bowl during their playing days here with our club," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "There are also plans to honor current NFL players who made the Pro Bowl as Falcons during the offseason at the appropriate time."

The former Pro Bowl Falcons are being recognized in connection with "Throwback Weekend," which features current players donning the team's original 1966 uniforms that were introduced last season for the first time. The Falcons (2-1) will wear their original uniforms Sunday at the Georgia Dome when they face the San Francisco 49ers (0-3). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

The Falcons posted a 2-0 record when they wore their throwback uniforms last season.

The organization invited back all retired players named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad during their playing days. Falcons Pro Bowlers from different eras in the club's history will be in attendance, including DE Claude Humphrey, S Rolland Lawrence, RB Gerald Riggs, QB Steve Bartkowski, CB Scott Case, WR Terance Mathis and RB Warrick Dunn, among others.

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