(NBC)–Prior to Baylor’s inaugural game at McLane Stadium on Sunday, the university unveiled a 9½-foot bronze statue of Robert Griffin III.
“If you go to Washington D.C., before you go watch the Redskins and Robert, you go see Mr. Lincoln. That’s a great statue. If you’re going to go to New York City, go see the Statue of Liberty,” Ken Starr, the school’s president, said during a dedication ceremony. “When you come to Waco, you’re going to see the statue of [university co-founder] Judge Baylor, Coach [Grant] Teaff and Robert Griffin III.”
Griffin won the Heisman Trophy playing for the Bears in 2011, leading the team to a 10-win season for the first time since 1980. The Bears previously played their home games for 64 seasons at Floyd Casey Stadium, roughly five miles from campus. McLane Stadium is located on campus in Waco.
“No, it wasn’t just me. If you look at the guys who came in with me, the guys who were there before we got here. They are all part of it, from Grant Teaff to coach [Art] Briles,” Griffin said while addressing the crowd. “They know we couldn’t have done it without each other.”