RG3 statue arrives at McLane Stadium, ready for unveiling

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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:58 pm

A bronze statue of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III is waiting to be installed at McLane Stadium as workers put the finishing touches on the plaza where it will stand.

Griffin himself will be present Sunday for the statue’s unveiling at 3:15 p.m. Baylor University has not released official photos or renderings of the statue.

Artist Tom White of Prescott, Ariz., designed the piece — a bronze depiction of the quarterback in a passing pose.

The Griffin statue, funded through a donation from alumni John Wood, will stand at the end of a pedestrian bridge that is designed to be a retrospective of the football program’s major milestones. On the campus side of the bridge across the Brazos River is a statue of legendary former head football coach Grant Teaff, moved from Floyd Casey Stadium.

Baylor has dubbed the bridge the “I Believe” walkway, drawing inspiration from Griffin’s “Unbelievably believable” Heisman acceptance speech.

Griffin’s statue will be surrounded by three panels — each labeled with the characters “R,” “G,” and “III” — that detail Griffin’s college accomplishments, biography and portions of his Heisman speech.

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