Five new members for Miami's 'Ring of Honor'

September, 25, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

This just in from Miami's sports information office (abbreviated version):

University of Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt and coach Randy Shannon announced the selection of five new members to the UM Football Ring of Honor. Former Hurricanes Edgerrin James, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy, Jim Otto and Gino Torretta will all be placed in the Ring of Honor during halftime of Miami's home game against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Dolphin Stadium.

The selection of UM's Ring of Honor members is determined by the director of athletics and head football coach, in conjunction with an anonymous advisory committee.

Criteria used in the selection process include athletic achievements at UM and at the professional level, commitment and loyalty to the continued success of the university and its athletic department and a personal commitment to courage, fortitude, honesty and integrity.

"We have had so many great players play at the University of Miami, and it's never an easy decision when it comes to adding to our Ring of Honor," Shannon said. "A tremendous group has been selected for this next induction."

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