(Eds: One in a series of Pro Football Hall of Fame induction previews. With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer When he hears the name Curley Culp, the first thing that Chiefs defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas does is smile. Then he shakes and head and says, ''He was an ornery feller.''
Thomas and Culp were stalwarts on the Kansas City defense from 1968-74, helping the franchise win its only Super Bowl. Thomas played so well in the backfield that he'd eventually land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while Culp revolutionized the defensive tackle position.
Now, Culp's about to join his old friend in Canton.
He was announced as a senior nominee last August, and in February was selected as one of seven inductees into this year's class. He may not have the same name-recognition as Warren Sapp or Bill Parcells, but he'll be no less proud when he's enshrined on Saturday night.
''Very excited, very pleased and very humbled that I'll be part of the next group coming in,'' Cu...