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No. 1 Sooners to unveil Sam Bradford statue

August 30, 2011

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— A statue of Sam Bradford will be added to Oklahoma's Heisman Park on Wednesday.

The statue, 10 feet tall and weighing 1,200 pounds, will join depictions of past Heisman Trophy winners Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Jason White in an area across the street from Owen Field.

Athletic director Joe Castiglione said Monday that the top-ranked Sooners' home schedule didn't coincide with Bradford's as quarterback of the St. Louis Rams, but his family has given the school its blessing to unveil the statue without him.

The university said another celebration will take place later when Bradford can attend.

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