Roddy White will be etched as an elite member of the Falcons forever.
The former Atlanta receiver announced on Twitter that the team told him it plans to induct him into its Ring of Honor.
Good morning world I got great new falcon nation going into the ring of honor I’m extremely happy about it for me and my family and everyone have a blessed day
— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) June 11, 2019
The Falcons released a video on Tuesday of quarterback Matt Ryan and former Falcons receiver Michael Jenkins telling White the news.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which cited a source, White’s induction will be on Dec. 8, which is when the Falcons host the Panthers.
White, 35, was drafted in the first round by the Falcons in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played his entire 11-year career in Atlanta before he was released in March of 2016. He officially retired two years ago.
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, White is the Falcons’ all-time leading receiver with 10,863 yards. He also recorded 808 catches and 63 touchdowns during that span.
“Roddy is one of the greatest players to ever put on a Falcons uniform, and even more importantly he is a man of tremendous character that I and my entire family have profound personal affection and respect for,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said after White was released in 2016, via the AJC. “I have developed a special relationship with him over the years.”
The last player to be inducted to the Falcons’ Ring of Honor was former running back Warrick Dunn in 2017. Aside from Dunn, only nine others have been inducted, including running back William Andrews, quarterback Steve Bartkowski, linebacker Tommy Nobis, linebacker Jessie Tuggle, center Jeff Van Note, tackle Mike Kenn, defensive end Claude Humphrey, cornerback Deion Sanders and running back Gerald Riggs.