Giants Announce Inductions Into Ring Of Honor
The New York Giants have released the latest inductees into the team's Ring of Honor. On Tuesday, the Giants announced former head coach Tom Coughlin, longtime defensive end Justin Tuck, and former general manager Ernie Accorsi will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor on November 14th during the team's Monday night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"It was a great privilege to be the 16th head coach of the New York Giants, and it's a privilege and a tremendous honor to be a part of those great names in Giant folklore that are in the Ring of Honor," Coughlin said in a statement.
Coughlin had a very successful stint as Giants head coach. He went 110-93 in 12 seasons as the Giants' coach and beat the New England Patriots twice in the Super Bowl. He will join Bill Parcells, Steve Owen and Jim Lee Howell as the only head coaches in the Giants Ring of Honor.
Tuck spent the last two seasons playing for the Oakland Raiders and decided to retire after going down for the season with an injury last year. Tuck played with the Giants from 2005-13 and was a pivotal performer in both of the Giants Super Bowl wins against the Patriots as he led the teams' pass rush.
Accorsi will become the second general manager in team history to be inducted into the Ring of Honor (George Young). Accorsi is best known for drafting quarterback Eli Manning and was a major reason why the Giants were Super Bowl XLII champions.