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Pro Football Hall of Fame DE Claude Humphrey dies – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-12-04 12:19:13 –

Former NFL defensive end Claude Humphrey died at the age of 77, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame was announced on Saturday.

The organization did not reveal the cause of Humphrey’s death on Friday, only being informed by his family.

Humphrey was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 2014 class. He recorded 130 bags during his 13-year career at the Atlanta Falcons (1968-78) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1979-81).

“The whole family of the Pro Football Hall of Fame mourns the death of Claude Humphrey,” said Hall of Fame President Jim Porter in a statement. “Known as a diligent and credible teammate, Humphrey always wanted to help his team where he needed it and knew that success would be achieved collectively. His humble spirit. Led him in and out of the field.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Claude’s family during this difficult time. The Hall of Fame will protect his legacy forever. The Hall of Fame flag will be hung on the half-mast of Claude’s memory.”

The Falcons chose Humphrey, the third overall choice from Tennessee in the 1968 draft. He won the honor of the NFL Defensive Blue Key of the Year and won six Pro Bowl selections.

“I’m sad to hear that my teammate and friend Claude (Humfrey) has died. Sleep peacefully,” Harold Carmichael, a fellow Hall of Famer and former Eagles wide receiver, wrote on Twitter.

-Field level media

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