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This Day in Georgia History

March 15, 1974

Norb Hecker Died

Norb Hecker, first head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, died at age 76. Hecker coached the Falcons from 1966-68. Before coming to the new Falcons team, Hecker had been a Green Bay Packer assistant coach under Vince Lombardi, helping win three NFL championships. Unfortunately, with the new Atlanta professional team, Hecker compiled a record of 4 wins, 26 losses, and 1 tie.

To view an image of Norb Hecker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.