During Bobby Dodd's tenure as head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team, he won a National Championship in 1952 and finished with a cumulative record of 165 wins, 64 losses and eight ties. He is the all-time winningest coach in the history of the program and in 1988, the school honored Dodd by naming the football stadium after him.
But on Friday, the school bestowed yet another honor on the iconic coach. It was a symbolic gesture that all but cements his legacy and importance to the university and the football program.
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From The Rumble Seat blogger, LilBroey700, was in attendance when the school unveiled the Bobby Dodd statue in Callaway Plaza on the Georgia Tech campus. Members of the 1952 National Championship squad were in attendance for the unveiling as well as the university president, athletic director, Dodd's son and daughter, and current head football coach, Paul Johnson.
A statue is always the ultimate honor in sports on any level and it's good to see that the man who shaped the Georgia Tech program and who prided himself on excellence, finally got his due. Now, future generations of Georgia Tech students and fans will know exactly who the man was and why his name adorns the football stadium.