The Carolina Panthers have unveiled a sculpture of owner Jerry Richardson outside Bank Of America Stadium.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 18, 2016
The sculpture depicts Richardson standing between two fierce looking panthers intended to represent the “Indomitable Spirit” of the organization. It was presented as a gift from the Carolina Panthers’ partners.
“I’m actually speechless. Just overwhelmed,” stated Richardson following the unveiling of the statue.
“Thank you very much,” he added.
The sculpture is named “The Tribute” and was revealed to Richardson and his family, as well as Panthers employees, at a ceremony celebrating Richardson’s 80th birthday outside the Bank of America Stadium’s North Gate on Monday.
It was created by Todd Andrews, the California artist who also created the six panthers that have guarded the stadium since 1996, and the statues of Sam Mills and McCormack.