Falcons select Martin Luther King Jr. as honorary captain

The Falcons' social-justice committee chose the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be the honorary captain for Sunday’s “Rise Up & Vote” game against the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes Benz Stadium.

King’s daughter Bernice King will attend the game and players' warm-up shirts will feature quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

Falcons' next four games

Lions at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25

Falcons at Panthers at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Broncos at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8

Falcons at Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22

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