As if colleges throughout the country didn’t already have their priorities out of whack when it comes to their football programs, a recent trend has emerged on a growing number of campuses. Football players who achieved great things during their blink-of-an-eye careers receive permanent recognition with the creation of a statue.
The latest recipient? Former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2008.
At least the folks at OU aren’t hopping onto the bronze bandwagon; they’ve been commissioning statues for every Heisman winner from the school for years. And so Bradford’s image (hopefully in something other than Urkel attire) will join the likenesses of Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims and, Jason White at the Heisman Park located outside Memorial Stadium.
Our colleague John Taylor of CFT — a site I may end up working for if this lockout lasts into September — has the details.