Oct. 1, 2004
Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden has long been a monumental figure in football. Now his likeness has been cast in bronze for a larger-than-life-size sculpture in front of the Moore Athletic Center at Doak Campbell Stadium.
The sculpture, created by renowned sculptor W. Stanley “Sandy” Proctor, was unveiled on the eve of the Sept. 25 FSU vs. Clemson game. Tallahassee residents and boosters Pat and Pam Roberts commissioned the 9-foot-tall statue, which was dedicated along with the Les and Ruth Akers Plaza Sept. 24 at the athletic center.
In addition, Proctor has created a smaller piece of artwork, measuring just over 12 inches, featuring Bowden and Doak Campbell Stadium. The Seminole Boosters will order these busts cast in bronze, limiting the edition to the number of victories in Bowden’s career — which now stands at 342 and counting. Sale of the busts will fund legacy scholarships in Bowden’s name.