Sandra Humphrey looks down from the mantle, forever young and lovely, captured on the eve of her senior prom, 1965. In the photo, she leans into her date, back from Tennessee State, the football star drawn home by the girl he couldn’t leave behind.
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CLAUDE HUMPHREY’S PRO RESUME
- First-round pick of Falcons in 1968, third overall
- 1968 Defensive Rookie of the Year
- Fumble recovery and 24-yard return was only touchdown in Falcons’ 1969 victory over Minnesota, breaking the Vikings’ 12-game winning streak
- 1976 Falcons MVP
- Six-time Pro Bowl player, tied for most in Falcons history
- Falcons’ all-time sack leader (94.5)
- Traded to Philadelphia in 1979, played three more seasons
- Credited with 122 career sacks (not an official stat until after he retired)