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(CNN)Former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers legend Curley Culp died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. Culp was 75 years old.

"On behalf of our family and with a broken heart, I announce the passing of my husband, Curley Culp early this morning. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time," his wife Collette Bloom Culp wrote on his Twitter account.
Earlier this month, Culp announced on his Twitter account he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
    "To my followers, family and friends I have stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Do donate to your local cancer organizations so this dreaded disease is eradicated. Love life, family and friends. Folded hands pray to God for all physical and spiritual healing. Love, Curley Culp HOF#13," he wrote.
      Curly Culp at the NFL Class of 2013 Enshrinement Ceremony.Culp was drafted out of Arizona State University where he was an All-American lineman, by the Denver Broncos in the 1968 NFL draft, and then traded to the Kansas City Chiefs before his rookie season.Read MoreAfter winning a Super Bowl championship and making the Pro Bowl in two of his first six seasons with the Chiefs, Culp was traded to the Houston Oilers in 1974. In Houston, Culp was moved to the nose tackle position and excelled under legendary coach Bum Phillips, making the All-Pro team his first year there and being elected to the Pro Bowl for four straight years. Culp played a season and a half with the Detroit Lions between 1980-81, before retiring from the league. The 14-year NFL veteran was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, after finishing his legendary career with 68.5 credited sacks in 179 career games. 2013: Parcells, Carter, Sapp headline new Pro Football Hall of Fame class"The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Curley Culp. He was a wonderful man of great integrity who respected the game of football and how it applied to everyday life," Jim Porter, President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, said in a statement on the museum's website."Curley's humility and grace were always apparent. He loved the Hall of Fame -- always proudly wearing his Gold Jacket as he visited Canton many times following his election in 2013," the statement continued. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Curley's wife, Collette, and their entire family during this difficult time. The Hall of Fame will forever guard his legacy. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Curley's memory."
        In its statement, the museum quoted Culp on football's applications off the field:"I have learned that football is not just a sport, but a life lesson in what it means to be a team player," it quoted him as saying. "I have learned how pain can build character and endurance and believe that life itself is like playing a very long and exciting football game where every play can determine the outcome."

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        Bills QB Josh Allens Personal Note to NFL About Pro Bowl Goes Viral

        Getty Quarterback Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass during the 4th quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 23, 2022.

        Following Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen‘s incredible performance throughout the postseason, it’s only become more difficult to understand why he wasn’t an official Pro Bowl selection.

        During the Bills’ heartbreaking overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 23, Allen completed 27-of-37 passes for 329 yards, four touchdowns, and 68 rushing yards. Overall, during Buffalo’s two consecutive postseason games, he scored nine touchdowns and zero interceptions, which is a first in NFL history, per The Buffalo News’ Jason Wolf.

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        During the regular season, the 25-year-old ranked eighth in passing yards (4,407), and seventh in passing touchdowns (36) while also recording 763 yards rushing, including 54 rushing first downs, per The Athletic, and six rushing touchdowns.


        WHAT A THROW

        (via @nfl)

        — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 24, 2022

        Allen, who was merely pegged as an “alternate” for the Pro Bowl, announced his decision on whether or not he’ll participate in the game by sending a personal note to the league, which was posted on Twitter by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

        Josh Allen won’t be playing as a Pro Bowl alternate QB. #BillsMafia

        — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 27, 2022

        The $258 million franchise star wrote, “Unfortunately I will be declining the invitation to play in the Pro Bowl this year in order to allow my body to rest and recover from the harshness of the season. The type of quarterback I am, I obtain a lot of bumps and bruises along the road of a season, so I will use this time to let my body heal.”

        Twitter Had a Strong Reaction to Allen’s Message

        QB1 will not be at the 2022 Pro Bowl.#GoBills | #BillsMafia

        — Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 27, 2022

        Allen’s message declining his invitation to play as an alternate at the Pro Bowl quickly went viral on Twitter. Bills fans had Allen’s back, as for those who’ve watched Allen play every week know that he basically single-handedly carried his team into the postseason.

        “No need to. He has nothing to prove or show,” one fan responded, while another person wrote, “Yup!! Let our WARRIOR HEAL!! We all know how much he gave of himself this season. In more ways than one!!”

        Pro Bowl: “hey Josh we’d love to have you play in our game this year, you were an alternate and get the nod now. you’ll earn $40k!”

        Josh Allen:

        — Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) January 27, 2022

        “He gracefully declined your courtesy alternate invitation,” another Bills fan tweeted. “If he had been rightfully been voted to the pro bowl, I believe he would have gone… it’s the disrespect of not getting voted as a pro bowler in the first place. Pro bowl selection is a popularity contest not merit based.”

        The Wyoming alum’s ability to go ahead and run the ball himself, continuously putting himself in the position to get sacked, Allen’s body must need some serious rest and care. However, other NFL fans derided his decision to opt-out.

        “Probably needs the extra time to figure out how they can get past the Chiefs next year,” one man tweeted, while another person wrote, “Mahomes broke him again.”

        Josh Allen to the Pro Bowl

        — Kent Hull fan account (@1980Billsfan) January 27, 2022

        Numerous NFL fans, however, simply just don’t care about the Pro Bowl. “This is almost comical. Who would want to play in the pro bowl. Haven’t watched it in years,” one man tweeted, while another person joked, “It’s primarily to get the free Hawaii vacation.”

        Allen Previously Said He ‘Doesn’t Give a S***’ About the Pro Bowl

        Do you guys talk abaht the lack of respect for the Buffalo Bills??

        "We want the respect that we deserve but at the same time I could give 2 shits about all of that.. I'm so focused trying to win football games for this team" ~@JoshAllenQB#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE #BillsMafia

        — ????️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 20, 2022

        While appearing on The Pat McAfee Show last week, just days before the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Chiefs, Allen was asked about how feels about “the lack of respect for the Buffalo Bills” from the league, and more specifically, how few players from the team were selected for the Pro Bowl this year, including him.

        Allen said, “I mean I think as men, right, we want respect. I think that’s something that’s just in nature. We want the respect that we deserve. but at the same, I could give two s**** about all that.”

        “I am just focused on being the best quarterback for this team, the best teammate I can be, and trying to win football games for this team.

        “But again, Our defense, yea. no pro bowlers? And they’re No.1 statistically in every other category. It’s a little mind-boggling. And all of sudden you see Po [Jordan Poyer and Micah [Hyde] being all-pro guys. It doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense.

        “But at the same time, we’re so internally motivated here in Buffalo. And we wanna win for each other and that’s what we plan on doing.”

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