Fulton Kuykendall

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Fulton Kuykendall
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Personal information
Born: (1953-06-10) June 10, 1953 (age 68)
Coronado, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Vallejo (CA) St. Patrick-St. Vincent
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 6 / Pick: 132
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Fulton Kuykendall (born June 10, 1953)[1] is a former NFL football player. He is a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles who played pro football from 1975–1985 for the Atlanta Falcons. The lanky 6-4 225 lb Kuykendall started primarily at inside linebacker for the Falcons from 1975–1983, making the Pro Football Weekly All-NFC Team in 1978.

Nicknamed "Kaptain Krazy" by his teammates,[2] Kuykendall was known for his apparent disregard for his body, launching himself into opposing blockers and ball carriers with fervor. Kuykendall was a member of the famed 1977 Atlanta Falcons "Grits Blitz" defense, which was notable for allowing the fewest points in a season (129) during the Super Bowl era. As a result, that Falcons defense lives on in NFL lore as one of the top NFL Defenses of All-Time.[3]


  1. ^ "Fulton Kuykendall". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved August 28, 2017. Fulton Kuykendall. Born: 6/10/1953 Coronado, CA
  2. ^ Hummer, Steve. "Where the Grits Blitz players are, 40 years later," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thursday, August 10, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2020
  3. ^ bohn, patrick. "The Forgotten Defense: The 1977 Falcons May Be the Best of All-Time". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 14, 2022.