Roddy White to be inducted into Falcons Ring of Honor

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  • By Logan Reardon NFL.com
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The Atlanta Falcons are honoring a franchise great this season.

Roddy White will be the 11th member inducted into 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.

To break the news, White's former teammates Matt Ryan and Michael Jenkins met with him at the team's headquarters. Highlights from White's career were playing as he walked in and Ryan shared the news.

"So, Rod, Jenk and I just wanted to be the first ones to welcome you to the Falcons Ring of Honor -- you're going in there," Ryan said.

As of now, there is no more deserving receiver in Falcons 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 during his 11-year career -- all of which came in Atlanta.

"I wanted to be special to this franchise," White said. "You know when they drafted me I told [Falcons president and CEO] Rich McKay, I am going to come in and I'm going to be the best receiver have had until that point."

White delivered on his promise -- and now he'll forever be immortalized in Falcons lore.

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