Tim Tebow made his last play for the Florida Gators just a year and some months ago, but the Gainesville faithful miss him so. So much that they're already erecting a life sized statue of their chosen one on campus. That must be some sort of record between the time a student athlete graduated and when he was forever immortalized on campus.
Of course Bronze Tebow won't stand alone. The school will also erect statues of their two other Heisman winners, Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel (Anyone remember him? Anyone?), beside him. The football idols, which weigh 17,000 lbs combined will stand at the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium near the skybox entrance.
The statues will make their debut during half time of the annual Orange and Blue spring game on April 9th, and Tebow hopes to return for the unveiling.
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The statues were paid for through private donations and sculpted by Sandy Proctor. No word on whether or not Tebow's trademark Bible verse eye black will be included.
Of course, if you want to see statues of former college football stars closer to home, you can travel to the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus where statues of their Heisman winners, Gino Torretta and Vinny Testaverde, stand tall. Oh wait, those don't exist? Does Miami at least have statues of every National Championship winning coach like Alabama? Oh none of those either? Anything major on campus commemorating the football team's success? None, what so ever. Oh, OK.