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Auburn to unveil Heisman statues on A-Day

Auburn's Heisman statues will be unveiled on A-Day as expected.

Auburn today announced that it will unveil the statues honoring the school’s three Heisman Trophy winners, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, and Cam Newton in a ceremony at 10 a.m, a few hours before Auburn’s annual A-Day game on Sat., April 14.

Jackson, Sullivan, and Newton—look out—are scheduled to attend the event.

The news comes almost exactly one year after plans for the statues were announced.

Weighing 1,900 pounds, the bronze statues are one and one-half times life size and cost approximately $100,000 each. Ken Bjorge, the statues’ sculptor, told TWER last April that the statues were designed in action poses.

Pedestals for the statues have been in place outside the east entrance to Jordan-Hare Stadium since last summer.

A bust of former Auburn coach John Heisman–here’s what it will look like–commissioned at the same time as the statues will also be unveiled.

Auburn’s Athletic Department says it will announce additional details at a later date.

UPDATE: About those additional details—according to an Auburn Athletic Department spokesperson, the Heisman statues will be installed and covered before April 14. But the logistics of the unveiling ceremony—specifically, how the large number of Auburn fans expected to attend will actually be able to see it—have yet to be finalized.

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