John Thierry played for the Bears, Browns, Falcons and Packers.
Photo: Tom Hauck/Getty Images
Photo: Tom Hauck/Getty Images

Former Falcon John Thierry dead at 46 

Former Falcons defensive end John Thierry, who spent one season with the team in 2002, died of a heart attack this past Friday.

Thierry, 46, was a first-round (11th overall) draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1994. He also played with the Browns and Packers.

After starring at Alcorn State, Thierry played in 131 games and made 70 starts over his career.

FILE PHOTO -- 020908 GREEN BAY:--RUNNING AWAY FROM THE DEFENSE--Packers quarterback Brett Favre looks to pass under pressure from Falcons linebacker John Thierry during 1st half action at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002. (CURTIS COMPTON/staff)
Photo: CURTIS COMPTON/ajc staff

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