The New York Giants will induct three new members to their Ring of Honor on November 14th: Justin Tuck, Ernie Accorsi, and Tom Coughlin.
The New York Giants will see three new members be inducted into their Ring of Honor. Ironically, all three saw their careers cross paths.
Accorsi retired after the 2006 season, but was responsible for most of the players that won Super Bowl XLII the following season. Coughlin coached that team, in addition to the Super Bowl XLIV champions in 2011. Tuck had four total sacks in the two games.
Tuck’s career in New York spanned nine seasons, in which he totaled 60.5 sacks, forced 20 fumbles, and recovered 6 of them. He made three Pro Bowl teams and was named a 2008 All Pro. He’ll be especially remembered for his stellar play in both Super Bowls, sacking Tom Brady twice each game. He’ll be the fifth defensive end in team history to be named to the Ring of Honor, joining Andy Robustelli, George Martin, Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora.
Wow!!!!!!!!!! I consider myself to be a smart person (somewhat smart) but the words to express how humbled I am on receiving this honor escapes me at the present moment. To be consider one of the great @nygiants is crazy to me. On Sunday’s in @mlstadium I would look up at those names in awe and now I will be one of them. God is GREAT and he has continued to smile on my family and I. To everyone that had a hand in my success throughout my career THANK YOU!!!! And the cherry on top is I go in with my Coach and my GM. @nygiants THANK YOU! Family THANK YOU!! Teammates THANK YOU!! Fans and Friends THANK YOU!!! and anybody I forgot THANK YOU!! #onceagiantalwaysagiant
Coughlin coached the Giants from 2004-2015, compiling a 102-90 record. He won three division titles and two Super Bowls. Coughlin will enter as the fourth head coach in team history joining Steve Owen, Jim Lee Howell and Bill Parcells.
Accorsi joined the New York Giants organization in 1994 as an assistant to the GM, and succeeded George Young in 1998. He retired prior to the 2007 season, overseeing two division titles, four playoff appearances, and a conference championship in 2000. He’ll likely be remembered fondly for assembling most of the parts for the ’07 championship team and trading for Eli Manning.
The three will be officially inducted on November 14th, a Monday night home game against Cincinnati.