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