Tommy Nobis, "Mr. Falcon," has died at the age of 74.
Nobis died Wednesday morning at home with his wife at his side, after an extended illness, the Atlanta Falcons confirmed.
Nobis was Atlanta's No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and No. 5 choice in the AFL in December 1965. He played his college ball at Texas. Read more about Tommy Nobis on ajc.com
From the Austin American-Statesman: Remembering Tommy Nobis, perhaps the greatest linebacker in Texas historyAn appreciation After pro football career, Tommy Nobis became a champion for the disabled
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 13, 2017.