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Former Chiefs DT Curley Culp announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Culp inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013
Curley Culp
Posted at 5:28 PM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-16 18:29:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Former Kansas Chiefs defensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp announced on Monday that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Culp, who spent seven years with the Chiefs from 1968 to 1978, made the announcement on Twitter.

"To my followers, family and friends I have stage 4 pancreatic cancer," Culp said on Twitter. "Do donate to your local cancer organizations so this dreaded disease is eradicated. Love life, family and friends. 🙏 pray to God for all physical and spiritual healing. Love, Curley Culp HOF#13."

In 2013, Culp was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and played on the Chiefs' Superbowl IV championship team.

Culp also spent 7 years with the then Houston Oilers and Detroit Lions.