2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists: Former-Lions DT Curley Culp nominated

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Culp played in just two seasons with the Detroit Lions after successful stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers.

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.

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