The Atlanta Falcons’ famous fans

Our Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC divisional round playoff game, set for 4:35 p.m. today at the Georgia Dome.

The team’s fan base has come to include plenty of A-list stars over the years, so don’t be surprised if there are some well-known fans cheering the team on.

Here’s a look at some of the celebs who have been known to catch Falcons Fever.

Samuel L. Jackson. The actor (and Morehouse man) might be the most vocal and energetic of the Falcons’ famous fans. After all, the legendary talent lent his voice to those iconic “Rise Up” commercials.

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Former President Jimmy Carter. Atlanta Braves fans know to look for the former commander in chief at Turner Field with some frequency, and he’s been known to cheer for the Falcons as well.

He and team owner Arthur Blank have shared some nice moments on the sidelines.

Former president Jimmy Carter gives Falcons owner Arthur Blank a pregame hug. AJC file photo: Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Former president Jimmy Carter gives Falcons owner Arthur Blank a pregame hug. AJC file photo: Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Usher and Justin Bieber. The two close friends and musical collaborators were on hand for some pregame festivities with young fans a few years ago.

Usher calls Atlanta home while Bieber, who launched his music career here with Usher, refers to it at times as his “second home.” Maybe he’ll pay us a visit for today’s game.

Justin Bieber and Usher once helped Arthur Blank welcome young fans to a Falcons game. AJC file photo: Jason Getz

Justin Bieber and Usher once helped Arthur Blank welcome young fans to a Falcons game. AJC file photo: Jason Getz

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Big Boi. The Atlanta recording artist has been spotted on the sidelines and often posts supportive messages on his social media accounts. In a recent Instagram update, he proudly declared himself a member of the “Bird Gang.” His son, Cross Patton, plays for Woodward Academy. Will he be a Falcons dad one day?

Evander Holyfield. Maybe the Champ will be cheering on his son, UGA running back Elijah Holyfield, at a Falcons game one day, too.

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