Gamecocks honor former great with statue
Ahead of its game against Kentucky, South Carolina honored one of its own with a statue on Saturday.
The Gamecocks unveiled a statue of running back George Rogers, who won the 1980 Heisman Trophy Award. The unveiling took place at Springs-Brooks Plaza, and included comments from Gamecocks athletic director Ray Tanner and a number of former players, school officials and cheerleaders who were a part of the program when Rogers played.
Rogers, who played for Duluth High School, rushed for 1,781 yards, which was tops in the nation, and scored 14 touchdowns to win the Heisman over Herschel Walker.
Check out video of the ceremony courtesy of The State.