The Colts announced today that six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and long-time fan favorite Reggie Wayne will be inducted into the Colts’ Ring of Honor on November 18th during the Colts home game against the Tennessee Titans.
The value that Reggie provided to this franchise is almost immeasurable. He played in a franchise record 211 games over 14 seasons, ranks 10th in NFL history in receptions and receiving yards, and helped the Colts on the way to their Super Bowl XLI win with Peyton Manning at the helm.
Perhaps the biggest contribution he made to the franchise was in staying on as a part of the new era after Irsay blew everything up and picked Andrew Luck 1st overall in 2012. During that time, the Colts needed a leader, and Reggie Wayne provided that on the offensive side of the ball. He took T.Y. Hilton under his wing and helped to mentor him and teach him how to be a pro and to develop his game to the next level.
Colts fans will always love Reggie for his no-nonsense style of play. He could make incredible catches, but like both quarterbacks he played with and his teammate Marvin Harrison, he didn’t need to do a lot of talking, his play did that for him. He wasn’t a flashy player or a diva, he was just a great player, down in and down out.
Wayne will be the 15th inductee to the Ring of Honor alongside owner Robert Irsay (1996), WR-Bill Brooks (1998), head coach Ted Marchibroda (2000), OL-Chris Hinton (2001), QB-Jim Harbaugh (2005), “Colts Nation” (2007), head coach Tony Dungy (2010), WR-Marvin Harrison (2011), RB-Edgerrin James (2012), RB-Eric Dickerson and RB-Marshall Faulk (2013), C-Jeff Saturday (2015), general manager Bill Polian (2016) and QB-Peyton Manning (2017).