Ceremony to Take Place During Halftime of Legends Homecoming Game with over 75 Jets Legends Expected to Attend
Three Jets to Receive Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence Pregame
September 26, 2017 – The New York Jets will induct former center and perennial Pro Bowler Kevin Mawae into the team’s Ring of Honor during the Legends Homecoming game presented by Toyota against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 1st at MetLife Stadium. The induction ceremony, scheduled for halftime, is presented by BankUnited.
Mawae spent eight of his 16 NFL seasons with the Jets, starting all 118 regular season games he played with the Green & White. Additionally, Mawae’s seven NFL playoff appearances all occurred with the Jets, as he started two postseason contests in 1998, 2002 and 2004, and one in 2001.
During his career, Mawae was selected to eight Pro Bowls (1999-2004 with the Jets, 2008-09 with the Titans). Mawae also garnered first-team All-Pro recognition seven times (1999-2002 and 2004 with the Jets, 2007-08 with the Titans) and second-team All-Pro once (1998 with the Jets).
As part of Jets Legends Homecoming weekend, more than 75 alumni are expected to be in attendance, including Ring of Honor members Emerson Boozer, Wayne Chrebet, Joe Klecko, Marty Lyons, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard and Joe Namath. All Legends will be introduced on-field 30 minutes before kickoff.
Following introductions, Namath, Maynard and Martin will take part in a special ceremony. Having already received their Gold Jackets and bronze busts upon their enshrinement, they will receive their Ring of Excellence, created by Kay® Jewelers, in front of Jets fans. The Ring of Excellence is the third symbol of recognition by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
To celebrate Legends Homecoming weekend and the Ring of Honor Ceremony, fans are asked to wear white as part of the Jets Annual Whiteout. The team will take the field in white uniforms and Jets Legends will wear white jerseys. Upon entering MetLife Stadium, all fans will receive a commemorative Mawae white rally towel presented by BankUnited.
In 2010, the team created the Ring of Honor to celebrate Jets greats and commemorate their place in team history. Mawae will become the 18th member of the New York Jets Ring of Honor joining Weeb Ewbank, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, Joe Namath (2010 Inaugural Class); Larry Grantham, Freeman McNeil, Gerry Philbin, Al Toon (2011); Mark Gastineau, Wesley Walker (2012); Marty Lyons (2013); Wayne Chrebet, Leon Hess (2014); Emerson Boozer, Matt Snell (2015).
BankUnited is a longtime partner of the New York Jets and the “Official Private Banking Sponsor of the New York Jets.”