From Mom: 5 things fans need to know about Spoon

Elwanda Weatherspoon and her son, Sean. (Brant Sutherlin/AJC)

Elwanda Weatherspoon and her son, Sean. (Brant Sutherlin/AJC)

FLOWERY BRANCHElwanda Weatherspoon, the mother of Falcons first round pick Sean Weatherspoon, is a veteran school teacher. She teaches the third and fourth grades in Jasper, Texas.

She let us know that Weatherspoon, the Falcons first round draft pick, is quite the singer.

Mrs. Weatherspoon and her husband Develous raised the family in the church. The hard-hitting Sean grew up singing in the choir at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. John D. Hardin is the pastor.

She tells Falcons fans 5 things they need to know about her youngest son:

  1. He’s a people person. He loves all people.
  2. He’s very energetic.
  3. He talks a lot. He got that from his mother.
  4. He loves his family.
  5. And, he will become the type of player that the Atlanta fans what him to be. He will work hard.

155 comments Add your comment

Billy O

April 23rd, 2010
5:53 pm

Congrats Sean…..WELCOME to Georgia and the Falcons.

allan in texas

April 23rd, 2010
5:57 pm

81Dawg

April 23rd, 2010
6:04 pm

Welcome aboard. Bring your hardhat and let’s go to work.

TW

April 23rd, 2010
6:09 pm

Another character guy who will play hard. Great pick by the braintrust.

FalconFan770

April 23rd, 2010
6:09 pm

Someone will have to teach him the Dirty Bird

#1 Blank Fan

April 23rd, 2010
6:21 pm

I can hear it now…..at the ball game, NO vs ATL, SMACK Brees on his back and the Falcon faithful yell “SPOOOOOOOOOOOON”. Can’t wait to hear it!!!!

Braves #17 fan

April 23rd, 2010
6:21 pm

Awesome pick! Welcoming the entire Weatherspoon family to the team.

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buckhead guy

April 23rd, 2010
6:32 pm

now we know why he was high on the Falcon’s list

Falcon Devil

April 23rd, 2010
6:32 pm

SPOON!!!!!!!!!!! So pumped we picked you!!!

The Grinch

April 23rd, 2010
6:34 pm

Welcome aboard, young man.

Draft Demi-God

April 23rd, 2010
6:45 pm

Excellent choice!

A linebacker that will wear #1!

Now THAT is confidence!

UGA Slobberknocker

April 23rd, 2010
6:48 pm

Welcome Spoon! Bring Momma with you..she’ll love the ATL

Reid Adair

April 23rd, 2010
6:50 pm

Well, Elwanda, we’re glad to have you and your son with the Falcons family.

life time falcon

April 23rd, 2010
6:51 pm

he is a family man. if he can stay out of the bars and hot spots in atlanta he should be great

Row 3

April 23rd, 2010
6:52 pm

Can’t wait to hear Spoon Man playing over the loud speakers at the dome.

life time falcon

April 23rd, 2010
6:53 pm

bret favors downfall in atlanta was his visit to strip joints every night

life time falcon

April 23rd, 2010
6:53 pm

your right row 3

Dan

April 23rd, 2010
7:13 pm

Loving that the Falcons picked a high-character guy with a nonstop motor. Dimitroff and Smith are trying to model their ballclub after teams that had championship dynasties, not just two good years in a row. The methodical way that they are building the Falcons has me really excited.

TheAntiMe

April 23rd, 2010
7:25 pm

Hey, Spoonman. Do you want to be lead singer in my Rockband 2 band? I can hold down the lead guitar.

gag

April 23rd, 2010
7:32 pm

Congraulations Weatherspoon, I wish you the best. My mother always said in her lifetime, “Don’t let anyone brag on you. It is a form of bad luck. It is better to be laughed at tnan to be bragged on.” However, I wish you the best.

Scott Anderson

April 23rd, 2010
7:36 pm

Love the pick

cant wait to holler ssspoooonnnn

will make the Falcons defense so much better

go Falcons

Mr. Phil

April 23rd, 2010
8:04 pm

Wait.Is Griffen gonna fall to us?

A-ville Ranger

April 23rd, 2010
8:08 pm

I know it’s not a popular thing to point out, but many football people think spoon will be a locker room cancer.

McBubba

April 23rd, 2010
8:12 pm

Congratulations ‘SPOON!

Now, if somehow Decker and Brandon Lang could fall to round 3
this draft would be on point!

Gwinnett Fred

April 23rd, 2010
8:29 pm

A-Ranger, care to actually say WHO says this man will be a cancer??

Me thinks you are just a pain in the arse pot stirrer and I’d love to see Spoon knock the cancer out of you – just for kicks!

Right Said Fred

April 23rd, 2010
8:38 pm

Have another fry, dude!

Falcons Fan

April 23rd, 2010
8:38 pm

Hey A-Ranger. Do us a favor and go jump in the hooch! You probably from New York or somewhere.

Matt the Brave

April 23rd, 2010
8:40 pm

I heard that Spoon is so strong that he beat cancer just by flexing for 30 minutes.

Big Ray

April 23rd, 2010
8:47 pm

Spoon,

Welcome to Atlanta, and to the Falcons. We are very glad to have you, and we’ll know you’ll make us proud.

Pay no mind to the fans who are sick over whatever pet pick they had, that we didn’t get.

Tater Tot

April 23rd, 2010
9:01 pm

Havgn grown up n southern georiga and a lifelong Falcons fan now living in Dallas,Tx, Sean, welcome to the club. Rock on !!!

I MUS WRITE

April 23rd, 2010
9:04 pm

Griffin is the pick-at 89 i know every body wants Tennant but JD Walton will be just as good at 98.

shane

April 23rd, 2010
9:19 pm

Have to wonder what the Broncos were thinking.

JoD

April 23rd, 2010
9:22 pm

Walton is gone…. The center from BC should still be availible

Josh B

April 23rd, 2010
9:27 pm

Cory Peters, DT

mmgtfan

April 23rd, 2010
9:28 pm

Joe Schmoe

April 23rd, 2010
9:30 pm

kevin

April 23rd, 2010
9:30 pm

way to go dummies

Cedrick

April 23rd, 2010
9:31 pm

What the hell Corey Peter. This dude could not compete in the SEC. What the hell makes them think he will compete in the NFL??? Who the hell is making these picks?? Are we trying to submarine this team. We need to be working on our team SPEED? Cause right now our team scares NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shane

April 23rd, 2010
9:31 pm

kevin

April 23rd, 2010
9:31 pm

way to pass up shipley and bryant

Cedrick (Arlington, TX)

April 23rd, 2010
9:32 pm

The pick was so bad they did not even recognize the pick on ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kevin

April 23rd, 2010
9:32 pm

I will be rooting for detroit this year this stinks

Falcon 8211

April 23rd, 2010
9:32 pm

who is this?????

bsg

April 23rd, 2010
9:34 pm

spoon was a shot maybe he’ll be good, but corey peters???

kevin

April 23rd, 2010
9:35 pm

Al davis is in the wrong war room

bsg

April 23rd, 2010
9:36 pm

sooo many choices we missed everson griffen, jordan shipley, eric decker, and even aaron hernadez would be better than a no name dt

JL Burke

April 23rd, 2010
9:38 pm

Cedrick, you say Peters “could not compete in the SEC.” Dude was 1st team All-SEC. Dimitroff knows what he’s doing.

bsg

April 23rd, 2010
9:39 pm

plus espn disrespects the falcons, can we atleast see some video or some sort of evaluation of the pick? jeez thats twice now…

Cedrick (Arlington, TX)

April 23rd, 2010
9:39 pm

WE HAVE A NEED FPR TEAM SSSSSSPPPPPPPEEEEEEDDDDDDD!!!!! What the hell!!!