Marty Lyons Going Into New York Jets’ Ring of Honor

By Alan Schechter

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

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.