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Sullivan, Jackson and Newton Heisman Statues Unveiled on A-Day


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Auburn's first coach of national renown, Heisman led Auburn from 1895-1899. On November 7, 1896, Heisman's Tigers defeated Georgia Tech 45-0 in the first game ever played on the Auburn campus. His 1897 teaam was undefeated. Always an innovator, Heisman pioneered the center snap and the forward pass, first known as "Heisman's forward pass." In 1971, Auburn University became the first school where Heisman coached to have a Heisman Trophy winner. Heisman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

From AuburnTigers.com:  On Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10 AM Heisman statues will be unveiled representing Pat Sullivan (1971), Bo Jackson (1985), and Cam Netwon (2010).

The ceremony will take place on the East side of Jordan-Hare Stadium (Student Center side).

Additional public viewing for the ceremony on the video boards at Jordan-Hare Stadium (enter gates 1, 8U, 12, 17 beginning at 9:30 AM) and Auburn Arena (enter through main entrance beginning at 8 AM)

Sullivan, Jackson, and Newton will not be available for autographs during A-Day Weekend.

The ceremony will be streamed live on AuburnTigers.com.

 

TICKETS: Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for AU students with an Auburn Ignited card. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line on April 14. Tickets can be purchased at the Auburn Ticket Office located at Auburn Arena from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or at various locations in the Auburn-Opelika area (Auburn Team Shop, University Bookstore, Anders Bookstore, Big Blue Bookstore, both J&M Bookstore locations, Tiger Rags).

On A-Day, tickets will be available at the Jordan-Hare Stadium ticket windows and at the main ticket office at Auburn Arena.

 

AUTOGRAPH SESSION: A post-game autograph session will be held following the conclusion A-Day and will last for 45 minutes. Fans will be limited to one item per person.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Auburn's women's tennis team will be in action on A-Day against No. 11 Alabama at the Yarbrough Tennis Center at 5 p.m. The first 100 fans in attendance will receive AU tennis t-shirts, free pizza at intermission (while supplies last).

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