Colts commission artist to create statue of Peyton Manning

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have commissioned city firefighter and artist Ryan Feeney to create a statue of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

The Colts say the statue will be placed outside Lucas Oil Stadium next year. Manning was quarterback of the Colts for 14 seasons, leading them to a Super Bowl title, and retired after playing four seasons with the Denver Broncos, leading them to a Super Bowl win last season.

Feeney is founder of Indy Art Forge and has created numerous works around Indianapolis, including the Peace Dove sculpture for the Indianapolis library, the Fallen Deputy Memorial in front of the Marion County Jail and the bronze eagle at the Indianapolis 9-11 Memorial.

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