Notre Dame Stadium Heisman Gate Photo Gallery See the newest addition to "The House that Rockne Built."
Oct. 13, 2005
The University of Notre Dame's record seven winners of the Heisman Trophy are now honored at Gate B of Notre Dame Stadium, as part of a multi-year plan to theme the five entrance gates to Notre Dame's home football facility.
Three-by-eight foot replica Heisman Trophies have been added as part of the Gate B display, where pictures of all seven Irish Heisman winners were placed earlier this fall.
The panels are displayed in chronological order, and they hang in the stadium's brick niches 20 feet above the concourse. The displays were designed by Rockwell Group of New York and fabricated by Show Motion Inc. of Connecticut. The work was accomplished with the cooperation of the Downtown Athletic Club and the Heisman Trophy Trust.
Each display consists of a three-by-eight-foot aluminum panel, powder-coated in Notre Dame blue and serving as a background for holding an oversized, three-foot-tall replica of the Heisman Trophy.
Said David Wilbourne, principal of Rockwell Group, "Notre Dame Stadium is hallowed ground in the landscape of college football, and no other university has as many Heisman Trophy winners as Notre Dame. So our goal was to integrate the honoring of these seven outstanding individuals with the architecture of the Stadium itself.
"The existing brick niches of the old stadium served as perfect frames for the seven Heisman displays and, as they are high above the concourse, we designed the Heisman Trophy replicas to be three feet tall so that they were bigger than life, like the Notre Dame men that they honor.