Legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt passed away early Tuesday morning, after a long and arduous fight with dementia.
The heartbreaking news has shaken the sports world, but has also called for an outpouring of support from her former players and anyone in the Vols community. One of the most famous Volunteers took the time to show his support as well. Peyton Manning, who played quarterback at Tennessee from 1994 to 1997, released a statement on Summitt’s legacy.
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) June 28, 2016
Manning says Summitt was one of his consultants when he was making the decision whether or not to enter the NFL his junior year. It’s obvious that she was highly regarded all around the Tennessee Athletics Department.
Pat Summitt was a woman of several talents, who expected the best from anyone she knew. Her legacy at Tennessee and her influence on athletes will live on forever.