Fans react: Tommy Nobis, ‘Mr. Falcon,’ is dead at 74

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Fans react: Tommy Nobis, ‘Mr. Falcon,’ is dead at 74

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Linebacker Tommy Nobis played in Atlanta from 1966 to 1976.

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. 

Football fans and fans of Nobis shared memories and thoughts on Twitter. 

Nobis was Atlanta’s No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and played his college ball at Texas. 

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