CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Curley Culp has become the most recent member of the dynamic Kansas City defense that won a Super Bowl to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Culp was one of the game’s most dominant defensive tackles for much of his 14 pro seasons. In the 1969 season, he joined future hall members Buck Buchanan, Willie Lanier, Emmitt Thomas and Bobby Bell in leading a unit that carried the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win over Minnesota.
Culp also played for Houston and Detroit, retiring in 1981, then waiting more than three decades to be enshrined Saturday as a senior nominee. He said his election “gives me joy and inspiration that will last the rest of my life.”
A five-time Pro Bowler, Culp was one of the original players at his position to be a threat as a pass rusher.
He was presented by his son, Chad.