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.
"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."