Famous Falcons Fans: Who Is Cheering For Atlanta?


The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51 on February 5, 2017. (Getty)

The Atlanta Falcons are playing in their second-ever Super Bowl on February 5 against the New England Patriots.

There will be millions of eyes watching the TV as the Falcons try to take down Tom Brady and the Patriots. Among the many in the viewing audience, a number are famous die-hard Falcons supporters.

Here are the most notable Falcons fans:

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson (Getty)

Samuel L. Jackson (Getty)

The 68-year-old actor was born in Washington D.C. and attended Morehouse College in Atlanta. During his time in Atlanta, Jackson was molded into a Falcons fan before moving to New York City following graduation.

As Jackson revealed in an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he once worked for the organization selling hot dogs, burgers and fries. He told Kimmel that he used to work at the stadium working in concession and admitted that he is a “hater” of the Patriots.

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Jackson has been seen at many Falcons games, including the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers on January 21. He’s also acted in a promotional video with the Falcons for their “Rise Up” slogan.

Jackson will of course be cheering on Atlanta when it looks to win its first Super Bowl ever.

Jimmy Carter

Former president Jimmy Carter (Getty)

Former president Jimmy Carter with then-Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith and owner Arthur Blank in 2008. (Getty)

The former president was born in Plains, Georgia, about 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. Instinctively, he supported the home team early on and it’s stayed that way for good.

In 2013, Carter said he was “very proud” of the Falcons’ run, which ended in the NFC Championship in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Carter is also an Atlanta Braves baseball fan and has been seen at games in the stadium. The 92-year-old former president will surely be cheering on his home team when Atlanta plays New England for the Super Bowl on February 5.


Usher stands on the field during warm ups prior to an Atlanta Falcons game in 2013. (Getty)

Usher stands on the field during warm ups prior to an Atlanta Falcons game in 2013. (Getty)

Singer/entertainer Usher is one of the Falcons’ most famous and avid fans. He spoke at a Falcons pep rally leading up to Super Bowl 51 against the Patriots.

Usher told the crowd that as a kid, he asked for the Falcons to make it to the Super Bowl. He posted evidence shortly after the speech.


Usher was one of many famous fans on Atlanta’s sidelines in their NFC Championship victory over the Packers.

The R&B legend will most likely be in Houston for the Super Bowl and is anxiously awaiting the result.


Ludacris performs at the NFC Championship Game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers on January 22. (Getty)

Ludacris performs at halftime of a Falcons player game. (Getty)

Ludacris has been a known Atlanta supporter throughout his 18 years in hip hop. He was born in Illinois, but his family moved to Atlanta when he was 9-years old and he often raps about the city in his songs.

He wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter on February 2 where he talked about his fandom and thoughts leading up to the game against the Patriots. He said in the column, “I look forward to beating the Patriots’ ass!”

We are the underdogs, definitely. I’ve built a career off of being the underdog, and I love that everyone is kind of discounting us and underestimating our power. That’s what’s going to be the best about being at the Super Bowl, is proving everyone wrong and seeing that look on all the Patriots fans’ faces.

Ludacris narrated a hype video for the Falcons leading up to the game, as well, and also performed at a 2017 playoff game alongside Usher and others.

He will likely be in attendance at NRG Stadium in Houston for the big game.

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield attends the Golden Podium award ceremony on October 13, 2015. (Getty)

Evander Holyfield attends the Golden Podium award ceremony on October 13, 2015. (Getty)

The legendary professional boxer won all the times he fought in Atlanta and is notably a Falcons fan. He said that he’s been a Falcons fan for virtually his whole life, starting when he was 4-years old.

Holyfield, a five-time champion, said in an interview that it will be bittersweet to see the Georgia Dome eliminated in favor of a new stadium because of the “great memories” it provided. He added that the Falcons have “come a long way” in finding continued success.

In 2015, Falcons coach Dan Quinn posted a picture with Holyfield at a practice.

Holyfield’s dream of seeing the Falcons in the Super Bowl again has come true, and he will be cheering on Atlanta as they look to win their first-ever Lombardi Trophy.