Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor: Todd McClure, former Falcons middle, inducted

Former Falcons middle Todd McClure was inducted into the Atlanta Falcons’ Ring of Honor throughout halftime of the Falcons’ wild time beyond regulation win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

McClure, affectionately often called “Mud Duck,” manned the middle place for Atlanta for 14 seasons. He performed in 198 video games for the Falcons and began 195 of these contests. Given his tenure, tenacity, and efficiency, it’s not shocking that over 100 former Falcons had been readily available on Sunday to witness the effectively deserved honor.

Justin Blalock, who performed alongside McClure for 5 seasons, was a kind of gamers.

“I imply, you see the turnout right now. Cats from when he performed when he was youthful, all the way in which to guys that had been right here till the top of his profession,” Blalock stated, through the crew’s web site. “I inform folks, [with] each profitable crew, you’re going to discover a man like him. They simply occur to be on these nice groups as a result of they’ve all these tangibles. Sensible, robust, and a real skilled.”

McClure thanked his household for his or her love and assist over time, and likewise credited his teammates for serving to him obtain Ring of Honor standing.

“All of my teammates — I performed for 14 years and I had a whole lot of teammates — I’ll placed on this crimson jersey in a second, and I would like each one in every of you to know that you just had a component on this … All my teammates had an enormous half. Atlanta, thanks for assist elevating my household and thanks for accepting me into the Falcons Ring of Honor.”

McClure joins different Falcons greats like Deion Sanders, Jessie Tuggle, Tommy Nobis, Steve Bartkowski, Mike Kenn, and Claude Humphrey together with his enshrinement within the Falcons’ Ring of Honor. McClure is the primary participant to be inducted since Roddy White was added to the Ring of Honor in 2019.

Hearty congratulations to McClure on this effectively deserved honor, and plenty of because of him for the 14 years of remarkable play that led him to this second.

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