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Claude Humphrey is a HOF finalist

From the AJC comes news that Claude Humphrey was named a Hall Of Fame finalist on Wednesday.  #87 played for Atlanta from 1968-78 and was the Falcons' first really dominant Defensive End, in the olden days before sacks were an official stat.  UNoficially, he had something like 120+ sacks in those years of playing 14 game schedules.

I doubt that many readers under 40 or 45 years old will remember Humphrey, but those who do know that he was a beast.  The Falcons defenses that had Humphrey and John Zook at DE were some of the better ones in those early years.

I read recently that Humphrey is in failing health, and has almost lost his eyesight due to diabetes.

He would be the first Falcon inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Good luck, Claude!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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