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The Scale of Falconliness: Mike Kenn

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Who's the ultimate Falcon? And who's the ultimate anti-Falcon? That's what we're going to find out with our summer project: the Scale of Falconliness. We'll rate former Falcons on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most Falconly. The rule: minimum of three seasons with the Falcons for coaches, five seasons for players.

Mike Kenn, T (1978 - 1994)

Falconly Unfalconly
  • Franchise record-holder for most starts and most games played. (Seventh on all-time NFL starts list.)
  • Five straight Pro Bowls (1980 - 1984).
  • Two-time All Pro -- more than a decade apart.
  • 1990 NFL Man of the Year.
  • Second-longest tenured NFL Players Association president, 1989 - 1996.
  • #78 retired by Falcons. Ring of Honor member.
  • Three-time Hall of Fame nominee.
  • In college, went from walkon to two-time All-Big Ten.
  • Lives in Alpharetta.
  • Member of Polish-American Hall of Fame along with teammate Steve Bartkowski, making the Falcons' Ring of Honor perhaps the NFL's most West Slavic.
  • After retirement, did some political thing in Fulton County. Also ran an Atlanta restaurant for 12 years. Currently works for some Georgia transportation nonprofit. Creative Loafing calls him a lobbyist. Arthur Blank is all for lobbying, so we'll leave this whole bullet on this side.
  • Had the last laugh in dustup with Jim Mora.
  • Failed to get teammates William Andrews or Alfred Jenkins into the Polish-American Hall of Fame.

Current standings after the jump: