Herschel Walker, one of the greatest college football players of all time, will soon be immortalized in clay on the Georgia campus. Stan Mullins, a sculptor in Athens, is currently finishing a statue of the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, which he hopes will go up on Georgia's campus.
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Mullins previously created a statue of legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley for the school, and has big hopes for the Walker statue. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more:
“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.
He already has early thoughts for a potential fourth statue as well.
“The fourth would be an un-carved block of Carrara marble,” Mullins said. “As in, who’s next? That could be Nick Chubb. Who knows?”
Plans to put the statues up are not official, but Mullins should have the Walker statue finished by late October. While there are some hurdles to go over before they are put up, it is definitely a cool project we imagine many Georgia fans will embrace.