Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Jets establish Ring of Honor, install six
The New York Jets will display a Ring of Honor inside their new stadium, and there are no surprises in their inaugural class.
The Jets announced Tuesday they will celebrate six legends: coach Weeb Ewbank, quarterback Joe Namath, receiver Don Maynard, offensive lineman Winston Hill, defensive lineman Joe Klecko and running back Curtis Martin.
An unveiling ceremony will take place at halftime of the Aug. 16 exhibition against the New York Giants.
"This organization has always had a deep appreciation for and admiration of those who have worn this team’s uniform," Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a statement issued by the club. "These six men span generations of Jets football, all embodying the best of this game and what it means to truly be a Jet. With this new stadium we now have a proper way to salute those who have helped make this franchise what it is today."
The plan for future honorees involves yearly nominations but not minimum or maximum number to be added.