Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/20/14

SEATTLE - OCTOBER 11: Quarterback Matt Hasselback #8 of the Seattle Seahawks moves back to hand off the ball to Edgerrin James #32 during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 11, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Jaguars 41-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Few former players are as beloved in Indianapolis in the way that Edgerrin James is loved. His efforts, attitude and lasting impact on the city have made him a fan favorite and a man that fellow players admired. In September he will join other Colts greats in the Ring of Honor:

Owner Jim Irsay said on Colts.com that James “embodies the talent and competitive nature we seek in every player.’’

Irsay’s appreciation for James was obvious. He awarded him a ring from the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI win over Chicago after the 2006 season even though James wasn’t re-signed prior to that season.

James told Colts.com that the recognition is important to him.

“It is a tremendous honor,” he said. “It’s one of those things that you set out to do and hope to have a career where you can leave a lasting imprint. For me, it’s super important because a lot of my young kids didn’t get a chance to see me play. Now, at least they’ll know their daddy could play a little bit.”

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