Watch Peyton Manning fight back tears in emotional tribute to Pat Summitt

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On June 30, widely revered and wildly successful University of Tennessue Volunteers women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was laid to rest after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

On Thursday, scores of admirers, former players, colleagues and members of the wider Vols community came together in Knoxville for a celebration of her life.

Among the speakers was former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning. His moving tribute begins around the 52:00 mark in this video:

"Pat Summitt didn't just change the history of Tennessee basketball or made this arena known well beyond the borders of this state," Manning said. "She changed the history of the sport she loved -- and of sports in general. She almost single-handedly made women's sports relevant well beyond mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers."

Summitt spent 38 years at the helm at Tennessee, winning eight national titles and a Division I record 1,098 wins. But, as Manning and others have emphasized, her lasting impact will go far beyond any box score or record book.