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Norm Van Brocklin
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Norm Van Brocklin

A Pro Football Hall of Famer as a quarterback and punter, Van Brocklin served as coach/GM for the expansion Atlanta Falcons from 1968 to `74. Though he did lead the Falcons to a 9-5 record in 1973, he was canned in 1974 after the team started 2-6.

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