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Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013 class includes former Lions DT Curley Culp

Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Curley Culp is among the inductees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2013 class.


Curley Culp has been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is one of seven former players who have been selected to be part of the 2013 Hall of Fame class, and he is the only inductee this year with ties to the Detroit Lions.

Culp finished his career by playing for the Lions in 1980 and 1981. Before coming to Detroit, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1968-1974 and the Houston Oilers from 1974-1980. He joins Dave Robinson as the senior class inductees for 2013.

The rest of the 2013 class includes several big names: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells and Warren Sapp. Given the negative things they've had to say about Lions players in the last couple of years, I can't imagine there are many fans in Detroit who are happy about Carter and Sapp being elected to the Hall of Fame.

In any case, the 2013 Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted in August.

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