Rankin Smith was the founding owner of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons.



In line with the formation of American football and its creation, the Atlanta Falcons and its entire life source creation was birthed on June 30, 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States by 40-year-old Rankin Smith. Smith was the Vice president of the life insurance company in Georgia at that time.

He paid $8.5 million at the time to facilitate the formation of the Atlanta Falcons. Rankin Smith is an American businessman and philanthropist. An indigenous long period of time resident of Atlanta. His activeness in the Atlanta community was without question.



Under his ownership, the Falcons were able to make it to the playoffs five times and got one division title to their credit. He was awarded the franchise when he got the National Football League offer.

His contributions to the team since his reign of birth are far-fetched and he has earned the deserving rights and Goodwill as well.

When Rozelle granted the club ownership to 40-year-old Rankin Smith Sr. after the franchise began in the year 1965.

Smith was born on October 29, 1924 in Atlanta. He died on October 26, 1997 in Buckhead, Georgia, United States.

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