Roddy White will be the 11th Atlanta Falcons legend to be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor this year, the club announced Tuesday.
The longtime wide receiver will be immortalized alongside Falcons greats like William Andrews, Steve Bartkowski, Tommy Nobis, Jessie Tuggle, Jeff Van Note, Mike Kenn, Claude Humphrey, Deion Sanders, Gerald Riggs and Warrick Dunn on Dec. 8, when Atlanta hosts the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“We’re thrilled to really acknowledge and give Roddy the credit for an incredible career with us, both on the field and off the field,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a team release. “His leadership has been an inspiration to a lot of people along with his engagement in the community, both what is known publicly and what he has done privately. We are thrilled to have Roddy as part of the Ring of Honor.”
Atlanta’s top draft choice in 2005, White blossomed into one of the best receivers in team history during his 11-year career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons from 2008-2011 and was a first-team All Pro in 2010. White is one of 48 players in NFL history with 10,000 receiving yards and one of 34 players to catch 800 passes.
The South Carolina native also owns the franchise record for receiving and overall touchdowns with 63 scores during his career. White topped Terance Mathis’ franchise record of 7,349 receiving yards in 2012. He finished his Falcons career with 10,863 yards and is one of 48 players to total more than 10,000 career receiving yards.
White broke another of Mathis’ franchise records when he caught his 58th career touchdown pass in Week 7 at Baltimore in 2014. He extended that record to 63 touchdowns in 2015, eclipsing running back Michael Turner's club record for total touchdowns (62) in the process.
The wideout was named a first-team All Pro in 2010 and went to four straight Pro Bowls from 2008 to 2011. He was also selected as the wide receiver of the year by the NFL Alumni and named an All Pro by the PFWA, Pro Football Focus and Sporting News in 2010.
Following his final season in 2015, White ranked seventh in targets (1,376), eighth in receiving yards (10,863), ninth in receptions (808) and 10th in touchdowns (63) among active players.
During his 11 seasons, White set franchise records for career receiving yards (10,863), career receptions (808), touchdowns (63), career 100-yard games (39), 10-reception games (11) and consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (six).
White also previously held club records for single-season receptions (115), single-season receiving yards (1,389) and 100-yard games in a season (seven).