Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is already immortalized in the history of college football as a result of his Heisman Trophy win. Now he will be immortalized in Baylor football history in the form of a much bigger statue.
According to a report from Fox Sports’ David Ubben, Baylor University will erect a statue in honor of RGIII in front of their new stadium, which is schedule to open this season.
The statue will essentially be a shrine to RGIII and his accomplishments at Baylor. The statue will act a centerpiece to a panel of photos of the former Bear and will be located in the south end zone plaza.
How RGIII will be depicted won’t be known until the unveiling of the statue on August 31, which coincides with the season opener against SMU. Most of the images I have in my mind of RGIII are him either launching a ball 50 yards downfield or running away from defenders who are seemingly 50 yards behind him. How one depicts such a situation, I don’t know.
Either way this is a tremendous honor for RGIII, who is essentially the reason why the Baylor program exists. One could even say Baylor’s new stadium was built on the legs and arm of Robert Griffin. Hopefully the statue and surroundings reflect his importance and meaning to Baylor and college football.