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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Banks, Bavaro to join Giants Ring of Honor

By Ohm Youngmisuk

The New York Giants will induct the second class of their Ring of Honor during halftime of Sunday's game against the Packers.

This year's class includes linebacker Carl Banks, tight end Mark Bavaro, linebacker Brad Van Pelt, running back Alex Webster and punter Dave Jennings.

"I'm honored and humbled and I never expected it," Banks said in a news release. "That's not why I played. I played to help my team, but I'm glad it's happening."

This group joins the original 30-member Ring of Honor class that included Wellington Mara, Bob Tisch, Frank Gifford, Mel Hein, Bill Parcells and Harry Carson.

"It's an honor," Bavaro said. "It's great company to be in. It's very fitting I’m going in with Carl Banks. He helped me become a better player by practicing against him all the time."