Herschel Walker is without a doubt one of the greatest players to ever take the field for the Georgia Bulldogs. He is the team’s most recent Heisman Trophy winner when he won the award in 1982. He was also a part of the 1980 national championship team in Athens.
One sculptor in Athens has been working on a statue for the Georgia great. Stan Mullins is finishing up the statue and he hopes it will go up on campus.
Mullins recently created a statue for legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley, which was put up on campus upon completion. He has high hopes for this statue as well. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had the story.
“The hope is to get Herschel down here to help me finish it himself,” said Mullins, a UGA art school grad. “He said he would. He’s such a hands-on guy and he’s totally down with it.”
That’s not all Mullins is working on. He has also completed clay sculptures of Georgia’s other two Heisman Trophy winners, Frank Sinkwich and Charley Trippi.
Where might these works go, you might ask?
Well, Mullins has some big hopes in that regard.
In what Mullins calls his “Crowns of Glory Project,” he envisions statues of the Bulldogs’ great tailbacks being on the four corners of the property housing Sanford Stadium.
Mullins hopes to have the statue finished in early October, despite there not being plans to put it up on campus. I don’t think it would take much convincing for the fans to be okay with it.
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