Jets great Marty Lyons named to Senior Bowl Hall of Fame

Legendary Jets defensive lineman Marty Lyons was announced as a member of the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Lyons played his college ball at Alabama from 1975-1978, winning the 1978 national championship and being part of “The Goal Line Stand” fourth-quarter play to help win the title. Lyons also took part in the 1979 edition of the Senior Bowl.

Lyons would go on to be selected No. 14 overall in the 1979 draft and spend his entire 12-season career with the Jets as part of the famed New York Sack Exchange with Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Klecko, Mark Gastineau and Abdul Salaam.

Lyons was inducted into the Jets’ Ring of Honor in 2013 following a career that included being named NFL Man of the Year in 1984 and being a two-time Pro Bowl alternate.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Senior Bowl Committee for this great honor,” said Lyons via the Senior Bowl. “It’s a privilege to represent the University of Alabama, the coaching staff, my teammates, and the great fans of the Crimson Tide. Playing in the Senior Bowl provided me with an invaluable opportunity to showcase my talent against the best players in college football. The experience played a pivotal role in my journey to becoming a first-round pick of the New York Jets, where I spent my entire 11-year NFL career. Thank you and Roll Tide!”

Also going into the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame are quarterback Carson Palmer, linebacker and current Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans, safety Eric Weddle and wide receiver Roddy White.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire