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Adam Vinatieri honored with prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award

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Last week, Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri set a new Guinness World Record for most 20-yard field goals made in a minute, earning money to donate to charity.

Today, Vinatieri was honored with a very prestigious award, as he was given the Sagamore of the Wabash at the Indiana General Assembly today, receiving a standing ovation as he was presented with the award by Governor Eric Holcomb. It’s the highest honor a civilian can receive in Indiana.

The award is the highest honor and is bestowed upon by the Governor for distinguished service to the state. The Governor has the opportunity to select who to give the award to, and it’s the highest civilian honor in the state.

Vinatieri is a terrific player on the field for the Colts, one who will very likely wind up in the Hall of Fame one day and has been as good as anybody in the NFL over the past few years despite the fact that he’s 44 years old. He’s also a class act off the field and has done work in giving back to the community, and he’s very deserving of this honor.

Congratulations, Adam Vinatieri!