Jerry Jones is set to receive yet another reminder of how awesome he is on Saturday, as Texas A&M officials honor the $1.2 billion reminder of how awesome he is, in Arlington, via the inaugural Spirit of Place award.
The Spirit of Place medal, designed by Rodney Hill, a professor of architecture at the university, "is envisioned as becoming one of the world’s premier built-environment awards," says Dr. Jorge A. Vanegas, the dean of Texas A&M's College of Architecture.
“Our goal is to present this award annually to an individual who is acknowledged as the key contributor to a significant work of quality in the built environment," Vanegas continued, "regardless of the role he or she had in the project--be it as owner, architect or planner.”
Bryan Trubey, who graduated from the College of Architecture in 1983 and was in charge of the HKS Inc. team that designed the stadium, will join Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin and Director of Athletics Bill Byrne in presenting Jerry as the inaugural recipient of the honor.
Trubey was honored as an "Outstanding Alumnus" award last year.
According to a press release by the university, the ceremony will take place during the "Southwest Showdown" game between Arkansas and Texas A&M on Saturday, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Presumably, Jerry will then board the Jerry-Copter, medal-on-chest, and head to the Rockies to watch his football team play the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.