Stan Awtrey has covered sports in Atlanta for 40 years, 30 of them with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is a four-time winner of the Georgia Sports Writers Association's Sweepstakes Award for story of the year. He stood in line six hours to purchase tickets for the Falcons first playoff game against the Eagles in 1978. He once made his dad drive him to a department story to meet Tommy Nobis and get an autograph, which he still has.
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