Curley Culp, Defensive Anchor of Two Football Teams, Dies at 75

A bruising Hall of Famer, Culp helped lead the Kansas City Chiefs to an upset victory in Super Bowl IV. With the Houston Oilers, he revolutionized the role of nose tackle.

Curley Culp, whose strength, agility and quickness helped him anchor the great defenses of the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers in the 1960s and ’70s and led to his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died on Saturday in a hospital in Pearland, Texas, south of Houston. He was 75.

His wife, Collette Culp, said the cause was pancreatic cancer.

Culp was a potent force as a defensive tackle. A former college wrestler who stood 6-foot-1 and weighed

→ Continue reading at The New York Times Sports

Similar Articles

Advertisment

Most Popular

Washington state supreme court upholds $18 million fine for campaign finance violations by large food brands

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson called the decision a victory for Washington taxpayers. SEATTLE — The Washington State Supreme Court has narrowly upheld...

Twitter's experimental 'Flock' feature will let you share tweets with your closest friends

Twitter is still working on a feature that will give you a way to blast tweets that can only be seen by the friends...

Blizzard announces new survival game while still reeling from multiple controversies

A week after the news Microsoft will acquire Activision Blizzard, and amidst news of alleged union-busting, labor strikes, unionization and the continuing investigation of...