Polian’s ‘comfortable smile’ featured in HOF bust

Bill Polian's statue in its earlier stages. (WISH Photo)

CANTON, Ohio (WISH) — Longtime Indianapolis Colts President and GM Bill Polian enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, and that’s when his bust will be revealed. WISH-TV got an exclusive look before it was bronzed and unveiled.

Sculptor Blair Buswell said it was a pleasure working with him.

“Bill was kind and gracious when he sat for me in his Charlotte home in the spring,” Buswell said. “I always want to make sure my subject is comfortable and is (pleased) with the work. Hair, expression and age are three important keys to get it right, and Bill’s comfortable smile made it easy.”

Buswell, who has created 90 HOF busts, said no one will see the bronzed finished product until Saturday’s ceremony.

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