Former Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James will be the ninth person enshrined in the team's "Ring of Honor" this fall.
James, the team's first round draft pick in 1999, will be honored during the Colts game against Jacksonville on September 23. He heads the Colts' record book in rushing attempts (2,188), rushing yards (9,226), rushing touchdowns (64) and 100-plus yard games (49). He ran for more than 1,000 yards in five different seasons.
"I feel great. It is a tremendous honor. It's one of those things that you set out to do and hope to have a career where you can leave a lasting imprint. For me, it's super important because a lot of my young kids didn't get a chance to see me play. Now, at least they'll know their daddy could play a little bit," James said.
"I am very pleased to announce the addition of Edgerrin James to the Colts' Ring of Honor," said Owner and CEO Jim Irsay. "Edgerrin is one of the most significant players in our history, and he embodies the talent and competitive nature we seek in every player. Edgerrin ran his way into the record books and into the hearts of all Colts fans. He now is taking a rightful place among others enshrined in our Ring, and he represents all that is right with the Horseshoe."
James will join Robert Irsay, Bill Brooks, Tony Dungy, Jim Harbaugh, Marvin Harrison, Chris Hinton, Ted Marchibroda and the 12th Man in the Ring of Honor.
"It feels great to be among the names (in the Ring of Honor). Not only did you play, but you were one of the top players to play in the organization. No matter where I go or what I do, I'm always a Colt," James said.
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