CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Steve Hutchinson, who were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will each receive their Rings of Excellence at two celebrations this season.
All 19 living members of the 2020 and 2021 classes will be part of such ceremonies, with Manning taking center stage in Indianapolis on September 19 when the Colts host the Rams and October 31 when the Broncos host Washington. Manning won the Super Bowl with Indianapolis and Denver.
Woodson’s ring will be presented for the first time on November 14th when Las Vegas receives Kansas City. He, too, is recognized two weeks later in Green Bay during the Rams’ visit. Woodson won a Super Bowl with the Packers.
Hutchinson will be honored in Seattle on October 7th when the Seahawks play the Rams and October 31st when the Vikings are home to the Cowboys. Hutchinson was the star of the Seahawks and Vikings.
Edgerrin James also receives his ring with Manning on September 19th.
For the next week, Calvin Johnson gets his when the Lions receive the Ravens, while former Raiders coach Tom Flores is recognized when Las Vegas receives Miami in the Sunday games. The next night when Philadelphia visits Dallas, former cowboys Cliff Harris, Drew Pearson and Jimmy Johnson will receive rings.
Four Steelers Hall of Famers will receive theirs on October 17th when Seattle is in Pittsburgh: Troy Polamalu, Bill Cowher, Alan Faneca, and Donnie Shell. On the same day, former Broncos security chief Steve Atwater is honored at the Raiders in Denver.
At another ceremony on October 31st, Jimbo Covert will receive his ring when the Bears receive the 49ers.
Isaac Bruce receives his ring next Sunday when the Rams are home for the Titans. On November 22nd, John Lynch receives his ring as the host of the Giants in Tampa Bay.
Former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will be recognized in Green Bay on December 12th when the Bears are in town, and Harold Carmichael will receive his ring on December 19th when the Eagles are at home against Washington.
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