The New York Jets have announced that they will retire the No. 28 jersey of Curtis Martin this season, a fitting honor for a shining example of what an NFL player should be on and off the field. The Jets will retire Curtis Martin's jersey on September 9, at their home opener against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Curtis Martin is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.
Curtis Martin is a special member of the New York Jets franchise, a dependable, productive player on the field and a respectful man off the field. Curtis Martin endeared himself to Jets fans with his durability and consistency, which also helped him reach the fourth spot on NFL all-time rushing list. A no-brainer to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was an obvious decision for the Jets to make in retiring his jersey.
The Jets also announced that on October 8 the team will introduce the 2012 class of inductees into their Ring of Honor, of which Curtis Martin is already a member. Dennis Byrd will also be honored this season by having his No. 90 jersey retired, which will occur on October 28.
Curtis Martin is the Jets franchise leader in rushing yards after coming over to the Jets by following his mentor, legendary head coach Bill Parcells. The pair shared success with the New England Patriots prior to joining forces again with the Jets and have a special connection. Curtis Martin was hopeful that Bill Parcells would be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame alongside him this year, but it wasn't to be. Instead, Bill parcells will be Curtis Martin's presenter this weekend.
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