ATLANTA - Monday night the Atlanta Falcons will wear a special helmet decal honoring Mister Falcon, Tommy Nobis who passed away earlier this week.
The sticker with the number "60" will honor the man who was rookie of the year in 1966 and spent his entire 11-year NFL career in Atlanta.
Nobis, a linebacker, won the NFL Rookie of the Year award that season. He led the Falcons in tackles nine times. Nobis appeared in the NFL Pro Bowl five times and was named All-Pro twice.
His number 60 became the first number to be retired by the Falcons, and he is in the team's Ring of Honor.
After his playing career, he founded and served on the Board of Directors of the Tommy Nobis Center, which was established in 1976. The Nobis Center works to provide job training and employment opportunities for young people and adults with disabilities.
Nobis passed away on Wednesday, he was 74 years old.