Photo courtesy: Mike Morbeck
The legendary Peyton Manning will add to his legend when the Indianapolis Colts unveil a statue of Manning on Saturday, October 7. Then on that Sunday, during the Colts' game against the 49ers, Manning will be inducted to the team's Ring of Honor and have his number 18 jersey retired.
In statements from the Colts' release, owner Jim Irsay and Manning gave their thoughts on the announcement.
Peyton will always be a Colt. This will be an event our city, state and Colts fans around the world can celebrate and be proud of.
Manning thanked Irsay:
I am humbled, and I am grateful to Jim and the Irsay family for this tremendous honor.
Manning will join some of the great athletes of all-time to have a statue in their honor—one of the greatest accomplishments imaginable. The statue will be located just outside Lucas Oil Stadium.
Congrats to "The Sheriff."