Marty Lyons was a member of the "Sack Exchange", and now calls Jets games on ESPN radio.

Marty Lyons Going Into New York Jets’ Ring of Honor


Ladies and gentlemen of Jets Nation, your 13th member of the Ring of Honor, Mr. Marty Lyons.

Most of you know Marty Lyons as the color commentator for Jets’ radio broadcasts. Here is some info on his playing career:

He was drafted by the team in the first round of the 1979. In 1981, he combined with Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko, and Abdul Salaam to for the “New York Sack Exchange” which set a record with 66 sacks. After 1982, when sacks became official, Lyons accumulated 29 sacks as a member of that defensive line.

The Jets named Lyons to the four decade team. He has called Jets’ games for 12 seasons.

He does great work off the field as well, as Marty established the Marty Lyons foundation in 1982. They focus on granting wishes to ill children. Marty did a great job with the group, and the Jets have named the award for the player to do the most in the community, the Marty Lyons award.

Marty Lyons joins Weeb Ewbank, Winston Hill, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, Joe Namath, Larry Grantham, Freeman McNeil, Gerry Philbin, Al Toon, Wesley Walker, Klecko and Gastineau as the 13th member in the Ring of Honor.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    in the past hasn’t the team elected four members per year to the roh? i thought they named four per year and all four a once. i certainly don’t think the well has run dry for roh worthy players.

    • TheJetPress

      agreed, was hoping for more than 1 choice

      • matr dontelli iii

        we can only blame woodhead, right? i guess if he can’t find a hunter green tie we surely can’t expect him to pick four ring of honour members.

        • TheJetPress

          haha good point