You know you’ve reached an elite status in life when there’s a statue built in your honor. In the case of former Ohio State running back, Archie Griffin, he’s also won a couple of statues.
Still, winning a statue and having one built in your likeness is totally different, and now it appears, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner will be getting a statue built in his honor at what many consider the grandest college football stadium in the world.
The Rose Bowl announced on Friday that it will be building a statue of Griffin will be located near the Stadium’s Court of Champions. There will also be a Legend’s Walk created to celebrate the 19 Heisman Trophy winners that have played in the Rose Bowl Game. In addition to Ohio State and Griffin, student-athletes from schools such as Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Wisconsin, and more will be honored.
🏈 Archie Griffin is a part of Ohio State history and holds a special place in all our hearts.
The Rose Bowl Stadium 🏟️ has dedicated a statue to honor the two-time Heisman winner in sunny California.
— Ohio State Buckeyes 🌰 (@OhioStAthletics) February 2, 2024
Griffin is one of just two players to have started in four Rose Bowl games. He is a member of the Rose Bowl and College Football Hall of Fame.
So when is the unveiling and dedication of the statue and Legends Walk occur? There is not a finalized date as of yet, but according to the release it will be sometime in August 2024. As more information becomes available, we’ll be sure to provide details.