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Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com | September 23, 2015

Georgia football: Herschel Walker statue to be completed

Herschel Walker is without a doubt one of the greatest running backs to ever play college football.

During his time in Athens, Walker set numerous records and collected national awards, including the coveted Heisman Trophy in 1982.

Now, Walker will soon have his own statue on Georgia's campus.

Stan Mullins, a graduate student at UGA's art school, will create a statue to commerate Walker's time as a Bulldog, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Mullins is also the sculptor behind the Vince Dooley statue on South Campus.

"The hope is to get Herschel down here to help me finish it himself," Mullins told the AJC. "He said he would. He's such a hands-on guy and he's totally down with it."

For the statue itself, Mullins is using a picture from Walker's freshman season in the game against Auburn. Mullins hopes Walker's statue will be completed by October so it can accompany the two he has created for Georgia's other Heisman winners, Frank Sinkwich and Charley Trippi.

All three statues Mullins is sculpting are parts of his "Crowns of Glory Project," an idea in which Mullins sees each running back's statue sitting on the corners of Sanford Stadium's property. But whose figure would be on the fourth corner?

"The fourth would be un-carved block of Carrara marble," Mullins said. "As in, who's next? That could be Nick Chubb. Who knows?"

For more about Mullins' statue project, check out the full AJC article.

 

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