When Baylor unveils McLane Stadium in its season opener, it will also be unveiling a bronze statue of the school's lone Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, outside the stadium.
RG III's magical 2011 season helped spur the funding for the construction of the $260 million McLane Stadium. Midland, Texas, native Tom White of Tom White Studios in Prescott Valley, Arizona, completed the 9.5-foot bronze sculpture, which will stand in the south end plaza of McLane Stadium.
Griffin joins some exclusive company in the Big 12. Below is a sample of some of the football statues that have been erected outside other Big 12 stadiums:
Tremble puny humans only made of squishy flesh! I am mighty bronze Barry Switzer! http://t.co/XFGx9uugtK
— Captain Hellscream (@CaptainMurasa) May 30, 2013
— KaleyCrystine(: (@KaleyCrystine) March 9, 2013
— Rachel (@raymundosf) September 3, 2013
— Erica Brennes (@EricaBrennes) September 3, 2012
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) April 1, 2012
K-State unveils statue of Bill Snyder, who did greatest job turning around program in NCAA history pic.twitter.com/fDOt8qLdeH
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 30, 2013
— ISUDeantweets (@ISUDeantweets) September 1, 2013