The former Falcons wide receiver announced via Twitter on Tuesday that the team will add him to the Ring of Honor this season.
The team confirmed it with an excellent video of Matt Ryan and Michael Jenkins reminiscing with Roddy and breaking the good news to him.
Roddy will be inducted on Dec. 8, 2019, when the Falcons welcome the Panthers to Mercedez-Benz Stadium.
Roddy White was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He put up 10,863 yards and had 63 receiving touchdowns over his 11-year career, all of which was spent with the Falcons. White also helped ease Julio Jones’ transition from college to the NFL with his leadership, and the Falcons are still enjoying the benefits of that today.
White announced his retirement from the NFL after being released by the Falcons following the 2015 season. His rightful place is in the Ring of Honor.
The Falcons don’t retire jersey numbers, but instead honor the most impactful players in team history with a display in the Front Porch area of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. White joins Falcons legends William Andrews, Steve Bartkowski, Tommy Nobis, Jessie Tuggle, Jeff Van Note, Mike Kenn, Claude Humphrey, Deion Sanders, Gerald Riggs, and Warrick Dunn in the prestigious Ring of Honor. We’ll look forward to seeing No. 84 added to the ranks this season.