The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday they will unveil a statue of Peyton Manning on Oct. 7. The next day, their former quarterback’s No. 18 will be retired and he will be inducted into the Ring of Honor at a halftime ceremony during the Colts’ game against the San Francisco 49ers.
The statue will be situated on the north plaza outside of Lucas Oil Stadium.
“Peyton will always be a Colt,” team owner Jim Irsay said. “This will be an event our city, state and Colts fans around the world can celebrate and be proud of.
“I am humbled, and I am grateful to Jim and the Irsay family for this tremendous honor,” said Manning.
Manning owns every major passing record for the Colts and ranks in the top-five in NFL history in every major passing category, including first-place marks in passing yards and touchdowns.
No other Colts player has had his jersey number retired since the team moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984.
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