The Atlanta Falcons have seen 57 different players reach the Pro Bowl a combined 120 times in their 45-year history.* That's an average of almost three Pro Bowl performances each year. Seven of the nine Falcons Pro Bowlers this season are making their first ever appearance as Falcons. Only Roddy White and Michael Turner are making return trips while playing Atlanta. Obviously, John Abraham and Tony Gonzalez are no strangers but they are first-timers in Atlanta.
There are 24 players currently in the NFL who have made the Pro Bowl as a Falcon. Keith Brooking leads the way making five Pro Bowls while wearing the Red and Black between 2001 and 2005. White has the most appearances by an active Falcon with three straight trips to Hawaii.
The oldest Falcon to be honored was Jeff Van Note who made the team at 36 years of age. He was 14 years older than Michael Vick when he became the youngest Falcon to make the Pro Bowl at age 22. Claude Humphrey has made more all-star games than any other Falcon, earning berths from 1970 to 1974 and again in 1977. Not counting the seven first-timers this year, there have been 27 Falcons who made the Pro Bowl only once while in Atlanta. Those one-and-done players include Jamal Anderson, Patrick Kerney and Terance Mathis.
* The Pro Bowl numbers are based on players named based on original teams and does not include injury alternates. For example, this season the Falcons are sending nine players to Hawaii but only seven were originally selected. Tyson Clabo and Brent Grimes were fill-ins.
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