The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts unveiled a statue of Peyton Manning on a plaza outside Lucas Oil Stadium in a ceremony Friday attended by hundreds of fans and featuring remarks from Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and executive Bill Polian, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The five-time NFL MVP concluded the event Saturday by proclaiming “I will always be a Colt” and throwing autographed footballs into the crowd.
The bronze likeness features Manning in his Colts uniform preparing to throw a pass. “I’m not sure you’re supposed to be alive to see something like this,” he said.
Manning finished his career as the NFL’s career leader in yards passing and touchdown passes. He won two Super Bowl titles, one with Denver, and a league-record five MVP awards.