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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sooners make plans for Bradford statue

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Oklahoma is ready to install the next piece of Heisman Park outside the east stands of Owen Field.

Sam Bradford's statue, which was unveiled on May 14, will be erected on Wednesday with no formal ceremony, because Bradford is busy gearing up for his second season with the St. Louis Rams.

"Recognizing the statue of Heisman winner Sam Bradford was unveiled this past spring, we are excited for it to be placed alongside our other four winners," said Oklahoma athletics director Joe Castiglione said in a release. "Unfortunately, our home schedule didn't coincide with Sam's, so we're moving ahead with plans to have it installed with the blessing of the Bradford family knowing that we'll hold a formal ceremony later."

Bradford became Oklahoma's fifth Heisman winner in 2008, when he threw for 4,720 yards and 50 touchdowns on 328-of-483 passing, leading the Sooners to the national title game.