The New York Giants are reaching back into team history and adding six players and a contributor to the Ring of Honor, the franchise's highest achievement.
Former running backs Joe Morris, Ottis Anderson and Rodney Hampton, as well as defensive end Leonard Marshall, were invited to practice on Tuesday and were told of their selection by Giants president and CEO John Mara.
Joining them as new members of the Ring of Honor are Ronnie Barnes, the senior vice president of medical services who has been on the team's medical staff for 47 years, and defensive back Jimmy Patton and halfback/receiver Kyle Rote. The latter two will be inducted posthumously.
All seven of the honorees were members of Giants championship teams: Patton and Rote in 1956; Morris in 1986; Anderson and Marshall in 1986 and 1990; and Hampton in 1990.
Barnes has been with the Giants for all four NFL championships.
Their additions will leave the Ring of Honor with 50 members. Two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning was honored in 2021.
"We are proud to add these deserving and legendary figures in Giants history to our Ring of Honor," Mara said in a news release. "Each of the players was among the very best at his position to wear a Giants uniform. All of them helped our franchise win championships and enjoy long-term success, as has Ronnie Barnes, who has been an invaluable and beloved member of our organization for decades."
The enshrinement ceremony will take place Sept. 26 when the Giants host the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on "Monday Night Football."
--Field Level Media