INDIANAPOLIS – There's no doubt the Colts home opener in 2015 will have plenty of intrigue.
With the national audience of Monday Night Football watching Lucas Oil Stadium, the Colts will also honor one of their own in Week Two of the 2015 season.
Jeff Saturday will become the 12th member to be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during halftime of their September 21st contest against the New York Jets.
For 13 seasons (1999-2011), Saturday donned the Horseshoe, earning five Pro Bowl nominations in Indianapolis. Saturday is tied for fifth in team history in games played (197) and third in wins (132).
"Jeff represented both the organization and the City of Indianapolis with a tremendous amount of class for 13 seasons," said Colts Owner & CEO Jim Irsay in a team release.
"The passion for which he played the game was infectious and he quickly developed into one of this game's great leaders. His performance on the field matched his dedication and service to the community. Jeff is extremely deserving of this honor and I'm thrilled to add his name with the others who have represented the Horseshoe in extraordinary fashion."
At center, Saturday anchored the Colts offensive line during a 2000-2009 run of 115 victories (the winningist decade in NFL history).
One of Saturday's finest moments as a pro impacted the entire NFL. Working for the NFL Player's Association, Saturday was instrumental in helping the league end their 2011 lockout.
"I'll tell you I was blown away," Saturday said on Tuesday when he heard of the induction.
"When you start playing this game, you never really envision that occurring in your career. The way I tell people about my career all the time is it was much better then I deserved. That's really the way I feel about it. This is just another thing to add to it. I've just been so blessed to be an Indianapolis Colt and for my career, to be there as long as I was and for as successful as it was, not only personally, but for the teams that I had the chance to play for, all the men that I got to suit up beside and run out on the field with, I can't say enough good things. I'm just humbled by it and really excited about it."
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Colts Ring of Honor Members
**-Robert Irsay (1996)
-Bill Brooks (1998)
-Ted Marchibroda (2000)
-Chris Hinton (2001)
-Jim Harbaugh (2005)
-12th Man (2007)
-Tony Dungy (2010)
-Marvin Harrison (2011)
-Edgerrin James (2012)
-Eric Dickerson (2013)
-Marshall Faulk (2013)
-Jeff Saturday (2015)
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