Reeves appeared in nine Super Bowls as a player (Cowboys), assistant coach (Cowboys), or head coach (Broncos, Falcons). He won two of them: Super Bowl VI as a player and XII as an assistant coach, both with the Cowboys.
In his second season with the Falcons behind quarterback Chris Chandler, running back Jamal Anderson, defensive end Chuck Smith, linebacker Jessie Tuggle and the rest of the “Dirty Birds”, they went to the Super Bowl. With Reeves recovering from quadruple-bypass heart surgery along the way.
Reeves finished with a record of 201-174-2, including 11-9 in the postseason, as a head coach, including 49-59-1 with the Falcons. He also was a head coach for the Denver Broncos (1981-1992) and the New York Giants (1993-1996).
Former Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis, offensive lineman Mike Kenn, wide receiver/returner Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, offensive linemen Chris Hinton and George Kunz and linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. were on the initial list of seniors committee candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but were not named semifinalists.
Also, current Falcons CEO Rich McKay did not advance in the coach/contributor group.
Here’s a look at who the 12 semifinalists in each category:
Frank “Bucko” Kilroy
Art Rooney Jr.