The New York Jets will celebrate their move to a new stadium with the creation of a Ring of Honor.
The team announced today that the first six names to be receive the honor will be coach Weeb Ewbank, tackle Winston Hill, defensive tackle Joe Klecko, running back Curtis Martin, receiver Don Maynard, and quarterback Joe Namath.
The induction will occur in the first game played at Meadowlands Stadium, an exhibition contest between the Jets and the 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 release. “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.”
Each year, an internal committee will consider additional names for inclusion on the Ring of Honor.