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Humphrey Inducted into Black College Football Hall of Fame


Former Falcons defensive end Claude Humphrey was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame last week as a member of Tennessee State.

Humphrey is the Falcons' all-time sack leader with 94.5 sacks in his career in Atlanta. He also holds two of the three spots in the Falcons' record books for most sacks in a game, tied for the lead with five with Chuck Smith and alone in second place with four.

Humphrey played with the Falcons from 1968-1978 and was the third overall pick of the Falcons in the 1968 draft. He finished his career as a six-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All-Pro selection.

Humphrey entered the Black College Football Hall of Fame with Willie Brown (Grambling State), Harry Carson (South Carolina State), Eldridge Dickey (Tennessee State), James "Shack" Harris (Grambling State), Steve McNair (Alcorn State), Willie Richardson (Jackson State), Johnny Sample (Maryland Eastern), Rayfield Wright (Fort Valley State), Cleve Abbott (Tuskegee) and Jackie Graves (former NFL Scout and director of personnel for the Eagles).

Below is a photo of Humphrey with his induction plaque.

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