Former Chiefs DT Curley Culp dies, family announces

Culp inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013
Curley Culp
Posted at 11:07 AM, Nov 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-27 19:32:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Curley Culp died on Saturday morning according to his family.

Culp's family made the announcement in a tweet.

Culp had recently announced that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Nov. 16.

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp," Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. "Curley represented the franchise with honor and respect both on and off the field. He was known as a fierce competitor and a difference maker who commanded a great deal of respect. His legacy will forever be remembered by Chiefs Kingdom. Our prayers are with his family at this time."

Culp played for the Chiefs for seven years from 1968 to 1974.

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