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Curley Culp becomes 19th player to enter Hall of Fame who played for the Detroit Lions

Posted Feb 2, 2013

Curley Culp joins coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen and fellow senior selection Dave Robinson in the 2013 class

The 2013 Hall of Fame class includes senior selection, Curley Culp, who played for the Detroit Lions from 1980-81.

Culp joins coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen and fellow senior selection Dave Robinson in the 2013 class.

Culp is the 19th player to enter the HOF who has played for the Detroit Lions.

The former defensive tackle split the vast majority of his career with Kansas City and Houston. He played three games for the Lions in 1980 and two games in 1981, his last in the NFL.

He registered nine tackles in three games (two starts) at the end on 1980 and had five tackles when he played in two games (the second and third of the season) in 1981, totaling 14 tackles in five games.

Culp suffered a sprained right ankle and damage to his Achilles and he missed the rest of the season after the Lions placed him on injured reserve early the following week.

A six-time Pro Bowler, he was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year by NEA in 1975 after helping lead Houston to its first winning season in eight years.