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The Indianapolis Colts have commissioned sculptor and local firefighter Ryan Feeney to create a statue of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning that will be placed outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, the team announced.

“Ryan Feeney is not only very talented, but also a great representative of our community,” owner Jim Irsay said in a release. “I am excited to see this project begin.”

Manning played 13 seasons for the Colts after being selected with the first pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.  Manning won four NFL MVP awards and was selected to 11 Pro Bowls. His legacy in Indianapolis also includes Super Bowl MVP honors after leading the Colts to a 29–17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

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He signed with the Denver Broncos prior to the 2012 season and led them to a win in Super Bowl 50 win before his retirement.

The statue is expected to be completed by 2017.

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