The Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2013 on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET and the only former Detroit Lions player among the 17 finalists is defensive tackle Curley Culp.
By rule, only five of the 15 modern-era nominees can be elected to the Class of 2013, but Culp is one of two players that isn't a modern-era nominee and can be inducted along with Dave Robinson as a senior nominee for a maximum of seven in the potential class.
Culp, 66, played just two seasons with the Lions to finish his career after making his name as a dominant tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers. During his career with the Chiefs and Oilers, Culp was selected to five Pro Bowls and was a three-time All-Pro. Detroit-native Jerome Bettis is also nominated for induction after 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The announcement of the Class of 2013 will be televised on NFL Network.