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Falcons Uniform History: #84 belongs to 'Rowdy' Roddy White

The long-time Atlanta Falcon holds the franchise's major receiving records.

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Was there ever any doubt?

The best Falcon to wear #84 is Roddy White.

Through 10 seasons in the league, White has compiled 765 receptions for 10,357 yards and 62 touchdowns — all franchise records — and he'll look to increase those numbers this year.

What's remarkable about White's career numbers is the fact he had such a slow start. When the Falcons drafted him in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of UAB, the expectation was that he'd be a deep threat to go with cannon-armed quarterback Michael Vick.

Instead, White struggled mightily with drops his first two years in the league and looked to be a bust.

It wasn't until 2007 — easily one of the worst seasons in Falcons history — that White lived up to his draft status thanks to former wide receiver Joe Horn and Paul Petrino (yes, Bobby Petrino's brother), who was the wide receivers coach at the time.

That season, White hauled in 83 passes for 1,202 yards and six touchdowns from a carousel of bad quarterbacks.

He and Matt Ryan immediately built a strong rapport the following year and White posted five straight 1,000-yard seasons.

And while he's been nicked up the past two seasons, White has managed to catch 143 balls for 1,632 yards and 10 touchdowns, proving he still has something left in the tank.

Also deserving of mention: Alfred Jenkins, who spent nine seasons with the Falcons and racked up 360 receptions, 6,267 yards and 40 touchdowns. In 1981, Jenkins led the league in receiving with 1,358 yards and a 19.4 yards per catch average. He ranks third in the franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.