The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl running back James “Cannonball” Butler, who played in the NFL from 1965 to 1972, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10. He was 70.
Butler, who played at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, was drafted in the 14th round of the 1965 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He played for the Falcons from 1968 to 1972 and made the Pro Bowl team after the 1969 season.