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Lineman was fixture on iconic Chiefs that won ’69 Super Bowl

In this Dec. 7, 1970 file photo, Kansas City’s Curley Culp (61) hits Denver quarterback Al Pastrana, causing him to fumble during a National Football League game in Kansas City, Mo. Culp will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When he hears the name Curley Culp, the first thing that Chiefs defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas does is smile. Then he shakes and head and says, “He was an ornery feller.”
Thomas and Culp were stalwarts on the Kansas City defense from 1968-74, helping the franchise win its only Super Bowl. Thomas played so well in the backfield that he’d eventually land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while Culp revolutionized the defensive tackle position.
Now, Culp’s about to join his old friend in Canton.
He was announced as a senior nominee last ...

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