There was some sad news on the NFL front on Saturday. Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman Curley Culp has passed away.
Culp’s wife, Collette, made the sad announcement on her husband’s Twitter account. Culp had been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was 75.
While Culp is best-known for his seven seasons each with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers, he did finish his career in Detroit. The six-time Pro Bowler played the 1980 and 1981 seasons with the Lions, though injuries ended his time in Detroit with a bit of a whimper.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Culp’s loved ones and former teammates.
On behalf of our family and with a broken heart, I announce the passing of my husband, Curley Culp early this morning. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.
Collette Bloom Culp
This account is now closed.
— Curley Culp (@CurleyCulp) November 27, 2021