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Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence Ceremonies Take Place During Week 11

Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence Ceremonies Take Place During Week 11

11/17/2017
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Kay® Jewelers, the Official Jewelry Store of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will honor Hall of Famers, including two members of the recently enshrined Class of 2017, at separate ceremonies taking place during Week 11 matchups.

Fans at the Denver Broncos Week 11 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals will get to see Class of 2017 Enshrinee TERRELL DAVIS along with Hall of Famers JOHN ELWAY (Class of 2004), FLOYD LITTLE (Class of 2010) and GARY ZIMMERMAN (Class of 2008) receive their Ring of Excellence during a special pregame presentation. The game is slated to kickoff at 4:25 PM ET at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Davis will also be honored Friday night during a special reception.

Class of 2017 Enshrinee JERRY JONES will be honored during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles as he receives his Ring of Excellence. In addition, TONY DORSETT (Class of 1994), MICHAEL IRVIN (Class of 2007), BOB LILLY (Cass of 1980), MEL RENFRO (Class of 1996), EMMITT SMITH (Class of 2010), ROGER STAUBACH (Class of 1985), RANDY WHITE (Class of 1994) and RAYFIELD WRIGHT (Class of 2006) will be presented with their Ring of Excellence during a pregame reception. The game is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence is one of three iconic symbols that represent the elite status of being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. All of the Hall of Famers received the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket and unveiled his Bronzed Bust during their respective Enshrinement Ceremonies.

As part of the partnership between the Hall of Fame and Kay® Jewelers, all living members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will receive the new Ring of Excellence that was designed by Kay® Jewelers in 2013. At the conclusion of this season, every living Hall of Famer will have received the new Ring of Excellence.

EXCERPTS FROM ENSHRINEMENT SPEECHES BY TERRELL DAVIS & JERRY JONES

“I can say the overwhelming feeling running through my body today is gratitude. Thank you. I am grateful to the Selection Committee. I am grateful to be joining this elite fraternity with all these men. I am grateful to my friends and family and grateful to this wonderful game of football.” – Terrell Davis

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“Folks, obviously to have had the chance to be a part of this great game, use whatever skills that might work to help move the ball forward, I leave you tonight with one last thank you. It's for you, the fans. I'm a fan. You're the heartbeat of the game. And the Dallas Cowboy fans are the greatest fans on earth. But I love Giant fans. I love Eagle fans. I love Redskin fans. I love Massillon High School fans here. I love McKinley fans right here in town. You're here tonight because you love the game. Guys, I'm here because I love it, too.” – Jerry Jones

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