[Kansas City.com] Defensive tackle Curley Culp, an almost unblockable force in the middle of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning defense, is one of two senior finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2013.
Culp, who was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2008, will join Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Dave Robinson as the other nominee selected by the seniors committee. They will be voted on separately from the slate of 15 yet-to-be-named modern-day nominees on Feb. 2, and only on rare occasions do the two senior nominees not get elected.
If Culp is elected, he would become the fifth member of the Chiefs’ defense from the 1970 Super Bowl win to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining defensive tackle Buck Buchanan, linebackers Willie Lanier and Bobby Bell and cornerback Emmitt Thomas. Quarterback Len Dawson, kicker Jan Stenerud, coach Hank Stram and owner Lamar Hunt also are in the Hall from that club.