During Florida’s spring game this past weekend, statues honoring the Gators’ three Heisman Trophy winners were unveiled at halftime. In the not-too-distant future, Auburn’s own Heisman trio will receive similar treatment.
In a letter to supporters Wednesday night, athletic director Jay Jacobs revealed the school’s plans to erect statues to honor the three Tigers football players who have won the Heisman — Pat Sullivan (1971), Bo Jackson (1985) and, of course, the reigning Heisman winner Cam Newton.
Plans had already been in the works for statues commemorating Sullivan and Jackson before Newton went on his Heisman run. Newton’s statue is now in the production stage as well.
In the letter, Jacobs said the statues will be 1½ the size of the player and weigh 1,900 pounds apiece.
And, in a little twist, the school has also commissioned a bust of John Heisman, the man for him the trophy is named. Heisman was a coach at Auburn from 1895-1899.