Few former players are as beloved in Indianapolis in the way that Edgerrin James is loved. His efforts, attitude and lasting impact on the city have made him a fan favorite and a man that fellow players admired. In September he will join other Colts greats in the Ring of Honor:
Owner Jim Irsay said on Colts.com that James “embodies the talent and competitive nature we seek in every player.’’
Irsay’s appreciation for James was obvious. He awarded him a ring from the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI win over Chicago after the 2006 season even though James wasn’t re-signed prior to that season.
James told Colts.com that the recognition is important to him.
“It is a tremendous honor,” he said. “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.”