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Joe Namath heads list of first Jets ring of honor members

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (C) and guests arrive at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Getty/Jason Merritt

The Jets will institute a ring of honor at New Meadowlands Stadium and honor the first six members at the inaugural preseason game at the new building next month.

The original six: Weeb Ewbank, Don Maynard, Joe Namath, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin.

Their names will be displayed in both end zones, with more to come each season as selected by a committee led by owner Woody Johnson. There will be no minimum or maximum number of selections each year.

“With this new stadium, we now have a proper way to salute those who have helped make this franchise what it is today,” Johnson said in a news release.

The Giants also plan to have a ring of honor in the stadium but have not yet announced their selections or when they will be honored.

Each team’s honorees will be displayed only during its games.

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