Sportsmanship Statue

Between Gates B and C of Doak Campbell Stadium stands the one ton, 15-foot tall Sportsmanship Statue given in honor of Pappy Strum by his daughter Margaret Strum Allesee, who is an FSU graduate and former Seminole cheerleader. The enduring symbol of the most important aspect of athletic competition was sculpted by FSU alumnus and accomplished artist Edward Jonas.

“Sportsmanship” is a one-ton 15′ tall monument which stands in Strum Plaza at Doak Campbell Stadium on the Florida State University campus. The statue depicts a standing football player reaching out to help up a fallen opponent and promotes sportsmanship in collegiate athletics.

Throughout the 30 year art career of Jonas, the human figure has been his principle subject. For much of that period he has built a reputation as an oil painter, creating portraits for such clients as golfers Greg Norman, Fuzzy Zoeller and the family of Jack Nicklaus as well as leaders in government, education and business. A desire to communicate with a broader audience and explore universal themes brought a full-time shift to sculpture.