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5 Hurricanes legends to join Ring of Honor this season

Irvin, Lewis, Reed, Sapp, Taylor to be honored during Georgia Tech game

Wide receiver Michael Irvin, linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and safety Sean Taylor will join the Miami Hurricanes Ring of Honor.
Wide receiver Michael Irvin, linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and safety Sean Taylor will join the Miami Hurricanes Ring of Honor.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Five of the greatest players in University of Miami football history will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor this season.

Wide receiver Michael Irvin, linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and safety Sean Taylor will be honored during the Oct. 12 game against Georgia Tech at Hard Rock Stadium.

The former Hurricanes stars are all members of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. Irvin and Sapp are also members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Irvin's 26 receiving touchdowns are the most in Hurricanes history. He led the Hurricanes to a national championship in 1987.

Lewis ranks sixth all-time in career tackles at Miami with 388, recording 160 in 1995 and 152 in 1994.

Reed was a consensus first-team All-American in his final two seasons at Miami, helping the Hurricanes to win a national championship in 2001.

Sapp was the 1994 Big East Conference defensive player of the year and winner of the Lombardi Trophy.

Taylor, who was fatally shot in 2007, led the nation in interceptions in 2003 and set a Miami record by returning three of them for scores. He was the 2003 Big East defensive player of the year.

They'll join 18 other fellow inductees, including Heisman Trophy winners Vinny Testaverde and Gino Torretta.