Andersen played 25 years in the NFL -- 13 with Atlanta. He made 302 of 389 field goals as a Falcon, including a 59-yarder, which remains tied for the longest in franchise history. Andersen is best known for his overtime, game-winning 38-yard field goal against the Minnesota Viking in the 1998 NFC Championship Game, which gave the Falcons their first Super Bowl berth in franchise history. In 2006, during his second stint with the Falcons, the Denmark native became the all-time NFL leader in points and field goals made. In his final season before retiring at 47 years old, he converted 25 of 28 field goal attempts -- a 89.3 percent success rate, the best of his illustrious career. Over the course of a quarter-century, Andersen was named to seven Pro Bowls, six All-Pro teams and the All-Decade teams for the 1980s and 1990s. Andersen scored 806 points in his career with the Falcons, which were the most in franchise history at the time of his retirement. Andersen was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017 on Saturday, Aug. 5 2017.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Humphrey was a first round pick by the Falcons in the 1968 NFL Draft and completed his career as the all-time sack leader in franchise history with 94.5. Humphrey also ranks third in Atlanta annals with 15.6 sacks in a single season. He is tied for the franchise lead with six Pro Bowl selections including five straight from 1970-74.
Sanders was a three-time Pro Bowl starter during his Falcons career after being selected as the fifth overall player in the 1989 draft out of Florida State. Considered one of the best pure cornerbacks ever to lace up a pair of cleats, Sanders also doubled as a dangerous return man. He was recently tabbed the 34th best player in the history of the League by a new NFL Films-produced series, The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players. Sanders' Falcons career started in memorable fashion as he returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in his first NFL game as a rookie against the Los Angeles Rams at Fulton County Stadium. Sanders' All-Rookie season also included him leading all first-year defensive backs with five interceptions and becoming the first Falcons player to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated (on Nov. 13, 1989).
During his productive Falcons career from 1989-93, "Prime Time" established 12 club records for such marks as: most interceptions for touchdowns (2), longest punt return (79t yards), most punt return touchdowns (2), most KOR yards (3,063), most KOR touchdowns (3), longest kickoff return (100t), most combined return touchdowns (8), and most combined return yards (3,967), among others. The electrifying Sanders scored a total of 10 touchdowns in a Falcons uniform on five returns, three interceptions, and two receptions. Click here for Deion Sanders' bio page.
OTHER HALL OF FAMERS WHO WERE FALCONS:
ERIC DICKERSON (1993)
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999
CHRIS DOLEMAN (1994-95)
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012
TOMMY MCDONALD (1967)
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1998
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