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During his career, the NFL named Curley Culp to one AFL All-Star Game and five Pro Bowls.  He also was picked as a first-team All-Pro in 1975 and a second-team selection in 1971, 1977, 1978, and 1979. He was selected first or second-team ALL-AFC five times. Over the years, Curley Culp has been honored a number of ways.

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He was named the No. 3 athlete in Sports Illustrated magazine’s “50 Greatest Sports Figures” of Arizona list in 1999, and No. 6 in The Arizona Republic’s “Athletes of the Century” list that same year.

In addition, Culp has been welcomed into a number of Halls of Fame, including the National Federation of State High School Associations, Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame, the Arizona High School Hall of Fame, the 1997 National High School Sports Hall of Fame, the Arizona Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame… along with the Kansas City Chiefs Ring of Honor, and the Arizona State Ring of Honor. Chiefs highlights of 2013 Pro Football HOF Inductee Curley Culp.

In January 2008 he was voted by a panel of former NFL players and coaches to Pro Football Weekly's All-Time 3-4 defensive team along with Harry Carson, Lawrence Taylor, Randy Gradishar, Howie Long, Lee Roy Selmon, and Andre Tippett.

Click Here to see the video Curley Culp's visit to the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.

Click Here to read the annotated text of Curley's Hall of Fame Speech.

Little known fact: Curley’s first son, Christopher, weighed 10 lbs., 10 oz. at birth in 1979 becoming, the heaviest baby ever born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, TX.  His second son, Chad, was a bit smaller, only weighing 10 lbs. 1 oz.

 


Video HOF Ring Ceremony at Kansas City December 8th
   
Video Curley Culp - A Look Back

Now he can add the Pro Football Hall of Fame to that impressive resume. Curley Culp was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 2.2013.  Other Members of his esteemed Class of 2013 include Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Dave Robinson, Jonathan Ogden. Bill Parcells, and Warren Sapp.

Responding to inquiries about his induction, Curley commented, "To become a Hall of Famer, that's really special." said Culp. "It's the top. I think my body of work and contributions to the game were significant enough to be included among this greatest group of football players. It's a humbling and satisfying experience to be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”

In the world outside of football since retirement, Curley has owned and operated two successful companies.  He also earned a Master of Education Degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Houston in 1989 and attended the University of Texas at Austin in the Community College Leadership Program from 1992-1995.  He continues to lend his time and efforts to various community service activities locally and nationally, participating in events for Children with Special Needs, Prostate Cancer Screening, the American Lung Association, and the Houston Charities.

Enjoying the fruits of his labors and living in a suburb outside of Austin, TX, Curley now spends time with his family, Collette his wife, his sons Christopher and Chad.  Chad will introduce him at the Gold Jacket Dinner in Canton, OH Saturday, August 3, 2013.