The New York Giants’s Ring of Honor is going to get a little bigger and more prestigious in the near future. It was announced on Tuesday that former head coach Tom Coughlin and former defensive end Justin Tuck will be bestowed with the honor later this year.
The team announced that Coughlin, Tuck and former General Manager Ernie Accorsi would be inducted into the Ring of Honor later this year in a special ceremony on Nov. 14. Coughlin will become the fourth head coach and Tuck the fifth defensive end to be added to the Ring of Honor.
“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. “It’s something Judy (his wife), my family and I very much appreciate. The New York Giants, to me, is the greatest franchise in the history of the NFL. We recognize the long history of the Giants and the greatest city in the world, the tremendous coaches and players that have represented the Giants over the years. It’s a great honor to be included in the same breath with some of these prestigious former players and coaches.”
“It’s a great honor,” Tuck said. “Anytime something like this is bestowed upon a person, you have to consider all the other guys up there, all the people that have paved the way for a small-town kid like me to have the opportunity to be put up in the rafters by what I consider to be the greatest football franchise there is. I don’t think it’s dawned on me yet how big a deal it is, but I’m sure that night there will be some emotions that come out and be very visible. I’m very, very excited about it.”
Tom Coughlin spent 12 years with the Giants and went 102-90 with five playoff appearances and two Super Bowl championships. In nine seasons, Tuck recorded 318 tackles and 60.5 sacks along with 18 forced fumbles.