When the Falcons joined the NFL in 1966, they actually made their mark which brought about cheers from the crowd. 12 winning seasons in 44 years.

Amongst those achievements is the extent to which their record-holding defense was always without question.

Here are the 5 most prolific defensive backs in the history of the Atlanta Falcons.



TONY CASILLAS

Born on October 26, 1963, in Tulsa Oklahoma USA. Nose tackle responding to 111 tackles and 23 sacks. In 1989 he exploded with 152 tackles.

MOE GARDNER

 

Born on August 10, 1968, in Indiana. Moe has 111 tackles and a career-best 4.5 quarterbacks. In 1993 with a right defensive tackle, he made 128 tackles.

CLAUDE HUMPHREY

 

Born June 29, 1994, in Memphis. A thrilling defensive end of the Falcons. Six times Pro Bowl between 1970 to 1974. First defensive lineman pro bowl maker.

JOHN ZOOK

Born September 24, 1947, Garden city, Kansas. He was for 12 seasons defensive head in the NFL. His path to the Falcons was one interesting story. He was a great standout for the University of Kansas. Known for his interceptions, he was the second defensive lineman to make the pro bowl in 1973.

GREG BREZINA

Born January 7, 1946, at Sinton Texas. He played 12 seasons in the NFL. He saved and dignified the Falcons with fourteen fumble recoveries and twelve interceptions. Also a Pro Bowl in his honor.

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