By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG
Earlier today, the Indianapolis Colts announced they would add wide receiver Reggie Wayne to their Ring of Honor inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
Wayne, a 14-year veteran who played his entire career in Indianapolis, is one of the most beloved players in Colts history. He played all 16 games in 11 of his 14 years, and only missing 1 game in 2014. He had 14,345 receiving yards and 82 touchdowns throughout his career. Wayne’s 14 seasons is tied for the most consecutively in Colts history.
I’m truly humbled and honored to be inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor this upcoming 2018 season. This wouldn’t be possible without my teammates and my fans. Thank You All for the love and support throughout the years. CAN’T WAIT!!! https://t.co/sGRibqGPsy
Colts owner Jim Irsay said of Wayne that “He was also one of the greatest players in NFL history, and chants of ‘REG-GIE, REG-GIE’ will forever echo through our stadium along with memories of many amazing catches and exciting plays. I could not be more proud and honored to induct Reggie Wayne into the Colts Ring of Honor.”
The 30th pick in the 2001 draft, Wayne spent a large portion of his career as a favorite target of legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. Winning Super Bowl XLI together, beating the Chicago Bears 29-17, Wayne caught a 53 yard pass for a touchdown.
Wayne becomes the 15th member of the Ring of Honor. He will join owner Robert Irsay (1996), Bill Brooks (1998), head coach Ted Marchibroda (2000), Chris Hinton (2001), Jim Harbaugh (2005), “Colts Nation” (2007), head coach Tony Dungy (2010), Marvin Harrison (2011), Edgerrin James (2012), Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk (2013), Jeff Saturday (2015), general manager Bill Polian (2016) and, of course, Peyton Manning (2017).
He’s in very good company, with no question that he deserves to be in this distinguished group. Congrats Reggie!
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