Photo: George Rogers statue being put into place

As part of renovations to Williams-Brice Stadium, the University of South Carolina plans to unveil a statue to honor former Heisman winner George Rogers according to reports from

Here is the statue being set into place:

Rogers, 56, played for the South Carolina Gamecocks from 1977-1980, winning the highly coveted Heisman Trophy in 1980. After a legendary collegiate career, Rogers was drafted first overall in the 1981 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.

After four seasons, Rogers played three more years for the Washington Redskins before he retired after winning Super Bowl XXII in 1988. Rogers finished his NFL career with 7,176 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns.

The statue for Rogers is well deserved as he is arguably the one of the greatest players to ever put on a Gamecock jersey.

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