(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – The Indianapolis Colts announced they will induct Dwight Freeney into their Ring of Honor.
The defensive end will be inducted at some point during the 2019 regular season with a specific date and game to be announced later.
Freeney spent 11 seasons with Indianapolis where he became a three-time First Team All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection. He finished his career tied 17th in NFL history in sacks and fifth in forced fumbles.
“From the day Dwight stepped on the field we knew he was special,” owner Jim Irsay said in his announcement. “He was a leader in the locker room, a gentleman off the field and represented the Horseshoe with honor.”
Freeney will be the 16th honoree in the Ring of Honor, joining the likes of former teammates Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, Jeff Saturday, Edgerrin James and head coach Tony Dungy.