- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Wofford has honored former player, alumnus and NFL owner Jerry Richardson with a statue on campus.

The school dedicated the statue this week. Richardson played football and graduated Wofford in 1959. He went on to own the Carolina Panthers and has held summer training camp at Wofford’s facilities since before its inaugural season in 1995. Wofford says about 375,000 people have attended Panthers’ practices in those 19 years.

Sculptor Todd Andrews fashioned a likeness of Richardson in stride. It stands on a patio between the football stadium and the Richardson Physical Activities Building.

Richardson is a member of the Wofford board of trustees.

Wofford College President Nayef H. Samhat said Richardson is deserving of such an honor because of the impact he’s had on the school and the community.

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