EAST RUTHEFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Tom Coughlin, Ernie Accorsi and Justin Tuck, three men instrumental in helping the Giants win Lombardi Trophies, are being inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
The Giants announced Tuesday the trio will be honored during the halftime ceremony Nov. 14, when Big Blue plays the Cincinnati Bengals in a Monday night game.
Coughlin coached the Giants from 2004-15, leading them to world championships following the 2007 and 2011 seasons. He ranks second all-time in franchise history in wins with 192, trailing only Steve Owen (268 victories), who coached the Giants from 1931-53.
Coughlin resigned after last season.
Accorsi took over as the Giants’ general manager in 1998 and retired following the 2006 season. He, however, assembled most of the squad that upset the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Not only did he hire Coughlin, Accorsi drafted standouts such as Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Chris Snee, Brandon Jacobs, Mathias Kiwanuka, and he engineered the 2004 draft day trade with San Diego for Eli Manning.
Tuck was a member of both Super Bowl teams under Coughlin and had two sacks in each of those victories.
He was an All-Pro in 2008 when he had 12 sacks and was selected for the 2008 and 2010 Pro Bowls. After spending the last two seasons playing for the Oakland Raiders, Tuck signed a one-day contract in May to retire as a Giant.
Tuck took to Instagram to express his gratitude.
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Wow!!!!!!!!!! I consider myself to be a smart person (somewhat smart) but the words to express how humbled I am on receiving this honor escapes me at the present moment. To be consider one of the great @nygiants is crazy to me. On Sunday's in @mlstadium I would look up at those names in awe and now I will be one of them. God is GREAT and he has continued to smile on my family and I. To everyone that had a hand in my success throughout my career THANK YOU!!!! And the cherry on top is I go in with my Coach and my GM. @nygiants THANK YOU! Family THANK YOU!! Teammates THANK YOU!! Fans and Friends THANK YOU!!! and anybody I forgot THANK YOU!! #onceagiantalwaysagiant
“To be consider one of the great @nygiants is crazy to me,” he wrote. “On Sunday’s in @mlstadium I would look up at those names in awe and now I will be one of them. God is GREAT and he has continued to smile on my family and I.”
The Ring of Honor was unveiled at MetLife Stadium in 2010. The names of the men are prominently displayed during each Giants home game. The addition of Coughlin, Accorsi and Tuck brings the number of honorees to 42.