Colts to unveil statue of Peyton Manning, retire No. 18 jersey

Indianapolis Colts’ great Peyton Manning will have his jersey retired and a statue erected in his likeness at Lucas Oil Stadium this season.

The Colts will unveil the statue of Manning on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. on Lucas Oil Stadium’s north plaza. On Sunday, Oct. 8, the Colts will retire Manning’s No. 18 jersey and induct “the Sheriff” into the Colts’ Ring of Honor during halftime against the San Francisco 49ers.

The former University of Tennessee quarterback retired in early 2016 after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. In 18 seasons, Manning threw 71,940 yards and 539 touchdowns— both NFL records.

The seven-time All-Pro quarterback also holds the records for most AP MVP awards (5), Pro Bowl appearances (14) and seasons with over 4,000-yard passing yards (14).