Man Behind The 12th Man Statue
You may have seen some of Robert Hogan’s other work. He created a bronze statue for Blue Bell that sits in front of the little creamery in Brenham. He also made statues of Houston Astro legends Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio that sit in front of Minute Maid Park.
COLLEGE STATION - A new, larger-than-life 12th Man statue and four other statues/monuments will be unveiled Friday, outside Kyle Field.
The new statue of E. King Gill, the original 12th Man, is twice life-size. It was created by Robert Hogan, a Dallas artist.
The original 12th Man statue was a gift of the Class of 1980 and used to be located outside the north end of Kyle Field. It has been moved to a site beside Rudder Fountain, near the Memorial Student Center.
The other statues/monuments to be unveiled Friday:
Yell Leader monument - Signifying the student body connection to the student-athlete, also the work of Hogan.
The War Hymn monument - Twelve Aggies in locked arms “sawing varsity’s horns off” signifying the 12th Man’s importance to the football team. The artist is Stephen Whyte of Carmel, California, who also created the John David Crow statue in front of the Bright Complex.
Corps of Cadets – a granite pillar with the Corps symbol on top, created by Blair Buswell of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band – a granite pillar with the band symbol on top, also created by Buswell.
The unveiling ceremonies start at 5:00 p.m.