INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Another game, another halftime celebration of excellence for the Indianapolis Colts.
Five days after recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Super Bowl XLI victory over the Chicago Bears, the Colts and Pro Football Hall of Fame acknowledged the ultimate individual achievement of Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison.
Each received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime of Thursday night’s nationally-televised game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Dungy and Harrison were inducted into the Hall of Fame Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio as part of the Class of 2016.
Neither Dungy nor Harrison attended last Sunday’s ceremony honoring the Super Bowl champions. Dungy was in town for a Saturday night reception/dinner at the team’s complex, but his responsibilities as NBC analyst kept him from sticking around for the game. Harrison had family commitments.
Thursday, the spotlight will shine on the team’s winningest coach and career receiving leader.
“The next best thing for me is coming back days later and being there,” Dungy said. “I said it this summer: Going into the Hall with one of your players, going in with Marvin, it’s such an unbelievable, kind of special way to do it.
“For both us to be there . . . I’m looking at that as the last act of the reunion of the team. It’s going to be special. I saw Kevin Greene when he got his ring in Pittsburgh, and just the emotion and energy. I’m really looking forward to it.”