Bust of John Heisman delivered to Auburn, photo released

According to his local paper, Big Fork, Montana sculptor Ken Bjorge has completed and delivered a bust of legendary coach John Heisman that, along with a statue of Cam Newton, was tacked on to an order for bronze statues of Pat Sullivan and Bo Jackson placed by Auburn’s Athletics Department more than a year ago.

“While the word is now out, Bjorge can’t release photos of any of the works until the dedication of the pieces slated for placement on the east entry plaza of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium,” The Daily Inter Lake wrote Tuesday.

But that didn’t stop them from releasing a photo of the Heisman bust (or at least the might-as-well-be-the-bust clay rendering for the mold).

"It is better to have a died a small boy than to screw up my face." — John Heisman

“I’m not going to put a smiley face on on a guy like that (Heisman),” Bjorge told TWER in April. “He was intense and he had a definite purpose in mind and I try to convey that by the demeanor and facial expressions… I try to do what best represents what football fans remember of that individual.”

Heisman coached the Tigers from 1895-1899. Auburn, which is in four-way tie for third in Heismans-per-school, is the only team Heisman coached to have also produced a Heisman Trophy winner.

According to Bjorge, the statues will be dedicated in October.

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