The artist, was
deeply inspired by this young man’s devotion and duty in foregoing an illustrious NFL career, leaving his loving family
and friends to protect us by choosing to serve his country and to which he gave
all of us Americans his greatest gift, his life.
Delgado along with the rest of the nation was sadden and devastated upon hearing on
the radio that day he lost his life in Afghanistan. Like Pat, he is a fellow San Josean who
grew in the same community and attended the same school district.
that even though he might not have known each other personally I’m sure that we shared similar moments at local places
here at home where our family spent happy times together”. I’m fortunate to have work with the greatest athletes
in creating tributes to their careers and lives. I’m certain that I would have had the pleasure of working with him
in the future in adding him to “Legends.
To honor Pat
and his sacrifice I wanted to express myself by creating an original work on his official “40” jersey in proudly
display it. I ordered and purchased his jersey from the PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION. I decided to create
the poise we are all familiar with that capture his wonderful enthusiasm and deep dedication he gave to whatever task was
on hand.” Delgado
is done in acrylics and is hand painted directly on the jersey. After first carefully preparing the official NFL jersey to
obtain paint the hand work is then applied.
A clear professional
sealant is then applied to protect the work.
originally create this art to encourage intersest in acuiring information and potential sales of the official jerseys to
assist the foundation honoring him. I deeply encourage all interested persons to go to the foundation site and order
your jersey were the proceeds directly benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.”
monies paid through their website will be deducted from the artist standard fees.
who wishes to inquire in having a similar honorary original work on a official "Tillman" jersey can email the artist