The Atlanta Falcons are honoring a franchise fantastic this year.
Roddy White is going to be the 11th member inducted to the Falcons Ring of Honor, the team announced Tuesday. The ceremony will take place before the Week 14 game vs. the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 8.
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To break the news, White’s former teammates Matt Ryan and Michael Jenkins met together at the group’s headquarters. Highlights from White’s livelihood were playing as he walked in and the news was shared by Ryan.
“So, Rod, Jenk and I only needed to be the first ones to welcome you to the Falcons Ring of Honor — you are going in there,” Ryan said.
As of this moment, there’s no more recipient in history. White is Atlanta’s all-time leader in receptions (808), receiving yards (10,863) and receiving touchdowns (63). He earned one All-Pro and four Pro Bowl selections throughout his 11-year livelihood — all of which came in Atlanta.
“I needed to be more special for this franchise,” White said. “You know when they drafted me I advised [Falcons president and CEO] Rich McKay, ” I am likely to come in and I’m likely to be the ideal receiver have experienced until that point.”
White delivered on his promise — and today he will forever be filmed in Falcons lore.
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