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Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Auburn fans treating themselves to the Tigers' "A-Day" spring game are going to be treated themselves to a one-of-a-kind ceremony involving the school's three Heisman Trophy winners.

The Tiger athletic department had announced previously that they would be commissioning and erecting statuses of Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson and Cam Newton to be unveiled at a later date. A release from the school Tuesday established that date as April 14, when the statues will be dedicated in a special ceremony at 10 a.m. prior to the annual "A-Day" game.

According to the release, Sullivan (who won his Heisman in 1971), Jackson (1985) and Newton (2010, in case you've forgotten already) are all scheduled to be in attendance at the ceremony. The statues will be placed on the east end of Jordan-Hare Stadium.

In an interview with Auburn fansite The War Eagle Reader last April, statue sculptor Ken Bjorge said that the statues of Sullivan and Jackson had already been commissioned -- and completed -- when Newton's stunning Heisman season forced Auburn to ask for a third statue, and delay the unveiling of Sullivan's and Jackson's. In the interim, Florida became the first SEC team with a collection of Heisman statues, unveiling renditions of Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow at their 2011 spring game. 

The delay also meant, of course, that Auburn avoided the awkwardness of either dedicating or not dedicating a statue of Newton, whose infamous NCAA investigation only wrapped up last October. Though going through with an order for $100,000 worth of sculpted steel was already a sizable vote of confidence on Auburn's part, there's little doubt the school is highly appreciative the statue won't have to be unveiled with a Julie Roe Lach-shaped monkey on its back. 

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Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:38 am
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

Cam went through Spring training in 2010. That is when he won the QB position.

He was a leader on and off the field, lead AU to an epic win over the might Tahd, the SEC Championship and the MNC games.

You Bama fans have a lot of angst and sour grapes about Cam.

The NCAA found NOTHING and that really chaps you.

Get over it.

 




Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 9:37 pm
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

I remember when Nick Saban got too pre-occupied cussing punters and Kirby Smart to notice Cam Newton erase a 24-0 lead in   a quater and a half.

28-27



Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 9:13 pm
 

He began in January moron. He did spring




Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:59 pm
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

How about that. Cam Newton will actually attend his very first spring game at Auburn University. It may be the first time he's ever been on campus during a Spring month.



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:09 am
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

I remember when Auburn people saud they didn't  need to put up statues....


42-14
21-zereaux


andyham7
Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 7:15 am
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Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 4:11 am
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

So you admit that he got paid to go to Auburn? Never heard that from an Auburn fan but good to know thanks



Since: Sep 3, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:01 pm
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

@Huskeyfever
Money well spent
now win a freaking game or 2 then you can talk 



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:53 pm
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

Kinda like that other statue where the Bear has a fifth of Jack under his arm.



Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 8:44 pm
 

Auburn to unveil Heisman statues at spring game

No truth to the story Cam will have a laptop under his arm.


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