Atlanta Falcons’ Harry Douglas Going for a Career Year

By Michael Terrill
Atlanta Falcons’ Harry Douglas Going for a Career Year
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Wide receiver Harry Douglas has been fairly productive for the Atlanta Falcons considering he does not see as many opportunities as the more popular receivers. However, Douglas is determined to have a career year in 2013 after showing up to camp in the best shape of his life.

“This year is the first year that I’m stronger, faster, more in shape — but at the same time, I’m still 185 (pounds), 186, throughout the whole camp,” Douglas said, according to “That’s never happened since I’ve been in the league.”

Douglas has hauled in 122 receptions for 1,507 yards and four touchdowns in the four years he has been in the NFL. He has seen more targets the past two seasons with Roddy White continuing to put up monster numbers and the addition of Julio Jones. Defensive backs understand how talented both wide receivers are which means Douglas will remain more open at times.

Even though a big goal of his is to get better and have the best season of his career, there is still something more important. Douglas’ top priority is to do whatever it takes to help the Falcons reach the Super Bowl. Football is a team sport, and although it is good to set personal goals, the team should always come first.

“I’m going to do whatever I can to help our team get to that next level and win games,” Douglas told “It doesn’t matter what they ask me to do — if it’s blocking, punt returns, catching the ball. I just want to be a great teammate, that energy guy. I’m there to do it.”

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