NFL The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Atlanta football? Then check out this list of Atlanta Falcons linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Atlanta Falcons history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Atlanta defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Falcons LBs include Keith Brooking, John Rade, Jessie Tuggle, and Tommy Nobis.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Atlanta Falcons starting LBs and backup LBs are Vic Beasley, De'Vondre Campbell, Deion Jones, LaRoy Reynolds, and Duke Riley. 

Who are the best linebackers in Atlanta Falcons history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Atlanta Falcons starting linebacker.

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Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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13 1
Clay Matthews, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994

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32 12
Deion Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Deion Jones

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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30 12
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

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27 11
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

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14 2
Fulton Kuykendall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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15 4
Sean Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Sean Weatherspoon

Seasons: 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

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27 15
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Vic Beasley

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

9
23 12
De'Vondre Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
De'Vondre Campbell

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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13 5
Buddy Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

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13 5
Greg Brezina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

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14 7
Paul Worrilow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Paul Worrilow

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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12 6
Joel Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Joel Williams

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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11 6
John Rade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
John Rade

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

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10 5
Mike Peterson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

16
6 1
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995

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8 4
Don Hansen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Don Hansen

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

18
6 2
Tim Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

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5 1
Henri Crockett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Henri Crockett

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

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10 7
Justin Durant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015

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10 7
Curtis Lofton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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9 6
Kroy Biermann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Kroy Biermann

Seasons: 2014, 2013

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8 5
Al Richardson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Al Richardson

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

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7 4
Demorrio Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Demorrio Williams

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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7 4
Stephen Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Stephen Nicholas

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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5 2
Jesse Solomon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Jesse Solomon

Seasons: 1993, 1992

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9 7
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012

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8 6
O'Brien Schofield is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
O'Brien Schofield

Seasons: 2015

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7 5
Michael Boley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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5 3
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

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10 9
Tyson Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015
 

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4 3
John Holecek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
John Holecek

Seasons: 2002

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3 2
Ron George is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Ron George

Seasons: 1996, 1994, 1993

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3 4
Aundray Bruce is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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2 3
Darion Conner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Darion Conner

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

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2 3
Ken Tippins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Ken Tippins

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

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2 3
Marion Rushing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1967, 1966

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1 2
Grady Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Grady Allen

Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968

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6 8
Chris Draft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

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2 4
Ralph Ortega is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Ralph Ortega

Seasons: 1977, 1976

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2 4
Robert Pennywell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Robert Pennywell

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

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1 3
Robert Lyles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Robert Lyles

Seasons: 1991, 1990

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3 6
Matt Stewart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002

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2 5
David Frye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
David Frye

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

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1 4
Keith Newman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Keith Newman

Seasons: 2003

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6 10
Joplo Bartu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Joplo Bartu

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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1 5
Ralph Heck is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Ralph Heck

Seasons: 1968, 1867

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1 5
Bill Jobko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Bill Jobko

Seasons: 1966

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1 5
Ron Acks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1971

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0 4
Reggie Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Reggie Wilkes

Seasons: 1987, 1986