Death of Claude Humphrey (1944 – 2021), Age 77, Rest In Peace Legend!

By | December 4, 2021

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Claude Humphrey death – passed away on Friday night, December 3rd, 2021. He was 77-year-old. The passing of legend was announced Saturday morning. Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey passed away last night at the age of 77. Enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 2014, Humphrey played 13 seasons of professional football with the @AtlantaFalcons (1968-1978) and the @Eagles (1979-1981), Pro Football Hall of Fame, announced on Twitter.

“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Claude Humphrey,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “Known as a hard worker and a reliable teammate, Humphrey was always willing to help the team out wherever needed and knew success was achieved collectively. His humble spirit guided him on and off the field. Our thoughts and prayers are with Claude’s family during this difficult time. The Hall of Fame will forever guard his legacy. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Claude’s memory.”

Who was Claude Humphrey?

Humphrey was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1968 AFL/NFL Draft out of Tennessee State and proceeded to win AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors with the Falcons. He earned first-team All-Pro honors two times and was selected to play in six Pro Bowls. Only Julio Jones has more Pro Bowl selections in Falcons history than Humphrey, who was inducted in the Falcons Ring of Honor in 2008. After unretiring in 1979, Humphrey was traded to the Eagles and played in Super Bowl XV with Philadelphia in the 1980 season.

Claude Humphrey obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family.