The Ring of Honor was established during the 1997 season as a way to recognize the outstanding players that have passed through the Miami Hurricane Football Program.
“There have been so many great players that have played for the Miami Hurricane,” commented Coach Butch Davis, “that if we retired all their jerseys, we would not have enough numbers left to outfit a team, and would have to issue players triple digit jerseys.”
Miami Hurricane names will be added to the Ring of Honor on a regular basis by either decade or position played. Those names of the Miami Hurricane and their jersey numbers will be permanently affixed for display on the face of the Orange Bowl’s upper deck.
The first four inductees were the only Miami Hurricane players to have their jersey’s retired. Their names were unveiled on November 1, 1997, during halftime of the Miami vs. Arkansas State game.