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Cards will induct S Wilson into Ring of Honor


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The Arizona Cardinals will induct strong safety Adrian Wilson into their Ring of Honor at halftime of a game this season.

The team announced Monday that Wilson will be honored when the Cardinals play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 27, at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The 35-year old Wilson, who retired from the NFL in April, spent 12 seasons (2001-12) with the Cardinals after joining the team as a third-round selection (64th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft out of N.C. State.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection (2006, 2008-11) and three time All-Pro selection (2006, 2008-09), Wilson finished his NFL career with 987 tackles (716 solos), 25.5 sacks, 27 interceptions, 106 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and four touchdowns in 181 regular-season games (162 starts).

Wilson will become the 15th member of the Cardinals Ring of Honor, the creation of which coincided with the opening of University of Phoenix Stadium in 2006.

Wilson is the third safety in the group whose other 14 members include Charles W. Bidwill Sr. (owner), Jimmy Conzelman (coach), tackle Dan Dierdorf, quarterback John “Paddy” Driscoll, halfback/defensive back Marshall Goldberg, cornerback Dick “Night Train” Lane, halfback Ollie Matson, halfback Ernie Nevers, safety Pat Tillman, halfback Charley Trippi, quarterback Kurt Warner, cornerback Roger Wehrli, cornerback Aeneas Williams and safety Larry Wilson. Eleven of the 14 members of the Cardinals Ring of Honor are also enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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