The sculpture is a beautiful honor. The expression on my face is captured perfectly and very familiar to me.
Evander Holyfield
It's the most sculpted piece of art in Atlanta. The nine-foot sculpture by Brian Hanlon is a tribute one of our hometown heroes, his achievements and will forever remind people of Evander's contributions to boxing and Atlanta's legacy of athletic achievement.
Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta
That is the best sculpture in the country. I am very humbled and honored.
Shaquille O’Neal
It is a great honor to have a statue. I like it, they did a nice job. It fits perfectly in front of our museum, close to the ground. I hope the birds leave it alone.
Yogi Berra
I am honored to be here today witnessing the commemoration of this statue. It is an incredibly special memory and something that we all shared in. To me, it stands for resilience, it stands for determination in the face of adversity and it stands for what is right and great about New Orleans, Steve Gleason and the New Orleans Saints. I am greatly touched, honored and thankful to have been a part
Drew Brees
I never, ever thought I would be honored with a statue, I always believed that statues were for saints. This sculpture that will stand forever at Franklin Fields is magnificent. When I look down at it from Heaven, it will be with great pride and appreciation.
Chuck Bednarik
I can’t tell you how impressive the artwork is – you took a unique individual and captured her in perpetuity. Your statue will be a signature stop at the University of Texas forever.
Chris Plonsky
Women’s Athletics Director, The University of Texas