Jessie ‘The Hammer’ Tuggle to announce second round pick
BIRDLAND – Former Falcons linebacker Jessie “The Hammer” Tuggle has been enlisted to announce the Falcons’ second round pick in the NFL draft next Friday.
Former Falcons LB Jessie Tuggle (58) played his college ball at Valdosta State before spending 1987-2000 in the NFL with Atlanta. (Celine Bufkin / AJC file)
The National Football League announced that 32 legendary NFL alumni, one representing each team, will announce live on Friday every selection of the second round.
Despite being undersized at 5-11, 220 pounds, Tuggle went from Valdosta State to the Falcons’ Ring of Honor. He made more than 100 tackles 12 straight years. He played for the Falcons his entire career, from 1987-2000.
He was a five-time Pro Bowler.
The NFL alumni scheduled to be on-hand at Radio City Music Hall to make the announcements from the podium includes:
- Arizona Cardinals, Aeneas Williams (CB)
- Atlanta Falcons, Jessie Tuggle (LB)
- Baltimore Ravens, Peter Boulware (LB)
- Buffalo Bills, Andre Reed (WR)
- Carolina Panthers, Brad Hoover (FB)
- Chicago Bears, Richard Dent (DE)
- Cincinnati Bengals, Anthony Muñoz (OT)
- Cleveland Browns, Paul Warfield (WR)
- Dallas Cowboys , Charles Haley (DE)
- Denver Broncos, Shannon Sharpe (TE)
- Detroit Lions, Barry Sanders (RB)
- Green Bay Packers, Jim Taylor (FB)
- Houston Texans, Aaron Glenn (CB)
- Indianapolis Colts, Jeff Herrod (LB)
- Jacksonville Jaguars, Donovin Darius (S)
- Kansas City Chiefs, Willie Lanier (LB)
- Miami Dolphins, Sam Madison (CB)
- Minnesota Vikings, Chris Doleman (DE)
- New England Patriots, Andre Tippett (LB)
- New Orleans Saints, Willie Roaf (OT)
- New York Giants, Joe Morris (RB)
- New York Jets, Marty Lyons (DT)
- Oakland Raiders, Willie Brown (DB)
- Philadelphia Eagles, Troy Vincent (DB)
- Pittsburgh Steelers, Franco Harris (RB)
- St. Louis Rams, Marshall Faulk (RB)
- San Diego Chargers, Natrone Means (RB)
- San Francisco 49ers, Dwight Clark (WR)
- Seattle Seahawks, Cortez Kennedy (DT)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers, John Lynch (S)
- Tennessee Titans, Jevon Kearse (DE)
- Washington Redskins, Doug Williams (QB)
The Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets do not have Second Round picks. Their player representatives will announce their Third Round picks.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog
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