Six years after he left, Edgerrin James is returning to Indianapolis this season to be inducted into the Colts’ Ring of Honor.
The Colts announced today that James, the fourth overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft, will join the Ring of Honor at a celebration at the Week 3 game against the Jaguars on September 23.
“It is a tremendous honor,” James said in a statement released by the team. “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. . . . No matter where I go or what I do, I’m always a Colt.”
In seven seasons with the Colts, James set the franchise’s career records for rushing attempts (2,188), rushing yards (9,226) and rushing touchdowns (64). He left to sign with the Cardinals in 2006 and played there for three years before finishing his career with the Seahawks in 2009.