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Big news for college football fans! The legendary Rose Bowl Stadium is honoring one of its absolute greats, Archie Griffin. They're throwing a statue dedication ceremony on his behalf on Saturday, August 17th at 11 am, and guess what? It's open to the public!

Celebrating a Two-Time Heisman Trophy Winner

Archie Griffin, the only player in college football history to win the Heisman Trophy twice, will be immortalized with a stunning bronze statue. Griffin's remarkable achievements on the field have left an indelible mark on the sport, and this tribute is well-deserved.

A Legacy of Excellence

Griffin basically rewrote the record books. He dominated the field, and this statue is a long overdue tribute to his incredible talent. But it's not just about the Heisman's (although, wow, two!). Griffin was also part of the Rose Bowl Game (way back in 1990) and made it into the College Football Hall of Fame (in 1986, no big deal). Fun fact: he even started in four Rose Bowls in a row! The guy was unstoppable.

Legends Walk: A Fitting Tribute

The Rose Bowl isn't just stopping at the statue, though. They're creating a whole "Legends Walk" right next to it in the Court of Champions. This walk will be all about the 19 different Heisman Trophy winners who've played in the Rose Bowl over the years. From UCLA to Michigan, all sorts of schools will be represented, making it a cool tribute to college football history.

Marking the 50th Anniversary

This ceremony is happening for a reason – it's the 50th anniversary of Griffin's first Heisman win! So come on out and celebrate this college football legend with fellow fans, alumni, and anyone who appreciates greatness.

So, mark your calendars! On August 17, join us at the Rose Bowl Stadium as we pay tribute to a true legend. Archie Griffin's statue will stand tall, reminding us all of the magic that unfolds on the gridiron.

Let's take a look at what he's been up to since his playing days:

1. Business Ventures: - Even though his pro career with the Bengals wasn't quite a touchdown, Griffin crushed it in the business world. He served on fancy boards for companies like Abercrombie & Fitch and even the National Football Foundation!

2. Legacy and Honors: - Griffin's influence goes way beyond the gridiron. His old stomping ground, Ohio State University, even retired his jersey number! - Additionally, Eastmoor Academy, where he played high school football, renamed their playing field as "Archie Griffin Field" as a tribute to his legacy.

3. Community Involvement: - Griffin's a big believer in giving back to the community. He's involved in tons of great causes and has left a positive mark on everyone around him.

4. Personal Life: - While we don't know too much about his personal life, one thing's for sure: Archie Griffin continues to inspire others with his character, leadership, and dedication.

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