Colts will add Edgerrin James to Ring of Honor

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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.

17 responses to “Colts will add Edgerrin James to Ring of Honor

  1. I have been a Colts fan since 1967. Edgerrin James epitomizes class. When the big contract extension went to Reggie and Edge was traded, he was never bitter. He said he understood. I only wish he had been on the World Championship team even though the Colts did the right thing by presenting Edge with a ring. An honor well deserved for a guy who played hard every game, was the consummate team player, and hopefully, is a future Hall of Famer. Congrats, Edge! You are a class act.

  2. If stats are a large part of the HOF then he could flirt with Canton as well. He has better numbers than quite a few HOF RBs.

  3. He was great for the Cards too. I still recall all those crucial first downs he picked up for us that brought us our greatest season ever. Was always a class guy even when the organization jerked him around. I hope he reads these comments and knows he’s loved and respected in AZ. I hope he gets HOF consideration. Lesser players are already in.

  4. So I’m reading this article and my Wife texted me a pic of an official Nike Edge Jersey She found for $8….sold.
    Proud of you Edge, now teach Javarris how to run and stay outta trouble!

  5. Edge was one of my favorite players when he was at Miami and with the Colts. As a Cards fan I was elated when he signed with us. He was as big time a signing as we’d seen in the Valley in quite a while. Congrats to Edge. He deserves his place of honor in Indy and hopefully in Canton someday.

  6. Yeah really classy of Indy. Shame they couldn’t show respect to the great Baltimore Colt’s players like John Mackey. Used to kill me to see Marvin Harrison running around with Mackey’s number on his jersey. They want to claim Baltimore’s victories and records as their own, but don’t go that extra mile to show respect…

  7. I was almost hoping it was gonna be Dominci Rhodes.

    You know, the real Superbowl XLI MVP.

    Just saying.

  8. love edgewinsgames. my favorite colt of all time. he gets a bad rap, though. fans in indy complain because he left for money (except that the colts didn’t offer him any money, what was he supposed to do, retire?) or that he was terrible in arizona (except he put up 1000+ season the first two years he was there…). at least irsay gave him a ring the super bowl season. can’t wait for him to be back in town.

    as for the quip about all his kids… nice. he has four kids with the same woman who died a few years ago from leukemia. they dated since high school. he is raising them by himself.

  9. Hate the (Indy) Colts but love Edge. Guy was a baller, one of the more underrated players of this generation. He gets overshadowed by Freeney, Harrison and of course Manning, but he was the workhorse until Manning came unto his own. Wish him well, especially after the tragic passing of his wife.

    He deserves this, even if the Colts never deserved him.

  10. I understand the people that would like to see him in Canton, but there are too many players NOT in Canton for him to end up there.

    He was a great player, but was never the best. Like Steven Jackson, I honestly believe he ends up on the outside looking in.

  11. If you’ll remember, Edge was blazing fast his first two years in the league and won the rushing titles both times. After tearing his ACL, he never had that elite speed, but he transitioned into one of the most complete running backs in the NFL. A true pro.

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