The New York Jets announced today that four more players will be inducted into their Ring of Honor. Larry Grantham, Freeman McNeil, Al Toon and Gerry Philbin will be enshrined during a halftime ceremony when the Jets host the Miami Dolphins on Monday, Oct. 17.
Grantham, a linebacker, played for the Titans and Jets from 1960-73. He was named AFL All-Pro in his first five seasons as Titan/Jet and played in five AFL All-Star Games.
McNeil was drafted third overall by the Jets in 1981. He starred as a running back for 12 seasons and led the team in rushing for eight straight years. He finished his career with 8,074 rushing yards, the franchise record until Curtis Martin broke it 12 years later in 2004.
Philbin was a defensive end for the Jets from 1964-72. He had 64.5 sacks in his Jets career, fourth on the team’s all-time list.
Toon, a wide receiver, played with the Jets from 1985-92. He led the Jets in receptions for six consecutive seasons, from 1986-91 He also set the franchise mark with 101 consecutive games with at least one reception, a streak he began as a rookie and ended in his final season with the club. … Finished his career with 517 receptions, 6,605 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 19 100-yard games.
Images of each Ring of Honor member also hang in the field house of the team’s practice facility and headquarters, the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. The 2010 class included Weeb Ewbank, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard and Joe Namath.