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Sean Taylor among five UM football greats to join Ring of Honor

Sean Taylor returns an interception in the second quarter for a touchdown at Boston College on Sept. 20, 2003.
Sean Taylor returns an interception in the second quarter for a touchdown at Boston College on Sept. 20, 2003. Al Diaz

This group is legendary.

Five University of Miami football greats, including the late safety Sean Taylor, will be inducted into the Hurricanes’ Ring of Honor on Oct. 12 at Hard Rock Stadium during the Georgia Tech game — a Thursday-night ESPN telecast.

The five: Taylor, receiver Michael Irvin, linebacker Ray Lewis, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and safety Ed Reed.

That night will also be the night the Hurricanes wear their all-black alternative uniforms released Thursday by Adidas.

Should be a wild night at the Rock.

All five of those legends are already in the UM Sports Hall of Fame, and Irvin is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After their induction, UM’s Ring of Honor will have 23 former Canes. The newest legends will join, per UM, the Class of 1997 inductees Jim Dooley, Ted Hendricks, Georgia Mira and Vinny Testaverde; Class of 1999 inductees Ottis Anderson, Don Bosseler, Bernie Kosar and Burgess Owens; Class of 2008 inductees Edgerrin James, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy, Jim Otto and Gino Torretta; Class of 2009 inductees Bennie Blades, Eddie Dunn and Steve Walsh; and Class of 2014 inductees Jerome Brown and Russell Maryland.

Here’s the full UM release with all the details.

Congratulations to the five former greats.

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