INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN ON PASSING OF GENE UPSHAW:**
"I was shocked and saddened to hear today of Gene's passing. On behalf of Jim Irsay, Coach Dungy and every member of the Colts organization, I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Gene's wife, Terri, and his three sons.
"Gene was a Hall of Fame player, a Hall of Fame executive and a wonderful man. His life story is a shining example for every young person in this country.
"For those of us who worked with him through the years, Gene will be remembered as a man of integrity who respected and loved the game. His contributions on behalf of NFL players and to the NFL were among the greatest in the history of sports in this country. He will be missed by everyone in the NFL, but most of all by those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him."