How many Atlanta Falcons are in the Hall of Fame?
The Atlanta Falcons are a team that has had a lot of success recently, but how many of the franchise players have been Hall of Famers?
Without a doubt, Deion Sanders is the best Falcons player to make the hall of fame. That said, how many former Falcons can call themselves a member of the exclusive club?
Well, technically eight. This weekend, the Atlanta Falcons will get to add one more member to their growing list of hall of fame players
Here is the list of every former Atlanta player that has been enshrined in Canton.
Tommy McDonald: played with the club for only one season (1967)
Morten Anderson: had two stretches with Atlanta, first from 1995-2000 and second from 2006-2007
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Eric Dickerson: the legendary running back only played one forgettable season with the club (1993) before being traded off to the Green Bay Packers
Deion Sanders: played the early years of his career with the Dirty Birds (1989-1993)
Claude Humphrey: played for the Falcons longer than any other hall of fame player (1968-1978)
Chris Doleman: the former defensive end had a short stint in Atlanta (1994-1995) but made every moment count
Brett Favre: hard to call this gunslinger a former Falcon after only played in 4 games for Atlanta during the 1991 season
As you can see, the Falcons have recently had a lack of hall of fame players on their roster. Hopefully, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones can one day turn that trend around.