Retired New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning still has several years to wait before he finds himself enshrined in Canton, Ohio (and yes, that will happen), but he doesn’t have to wait that long to be enshrined in New Jersey.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 18 and now Giants fans will be able to watch the ceremony.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration will be held virtually, which allows for some additional streaming. The festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET and will air on NJTV and WWOR/MY9, as well as the New Jersey Hall of Fame Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Manning is one of 29 members of the Class of 2019-20. He will be joined by Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston, actors John Amos and Ed Harris, NBA great Rick Barry, General Martin Dempsey and many others.
The 2020 #NJHOF Induction Ceremony!
Hosted by @IJasonAlexander, honoring @EliManning, #JohnAmos, #CissyHouston, #GeneralMartinDempsey, @cvivianstringer, #DannyAiello, #EdHarris & more, musical performances by @GatenM123, @wyclef & @TJShondells, & appearance by @_DionneWarwick. pic.twitter.com/wpzN9laTmG
— NJ Hall of Fame (@NJHallofFame) October 8, 2020
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by actor Jason Alexander, a New Jersey native who is best known for his role in “Seinfeld.”