Cradle of Champions Unveiled

The Cradle of Champions monument honors Texas high school football.

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The "Cradle of Champions" monument, which stands 16 ft. tall, was unveiled in Sundance Square Friday.
The monument, which honors Texas high school football, is made of recycled steel from Texas Stadium and other high school facilities.
The 7-ton illuminated monument depicts the state of Texas along with football imagery to capture the rich history of football in the Lone Star state.
The monument was built by Gerdau Ameristeel.
David O'Brien - son of football icon Davey O'Brien, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and his wife, Johnny Campbell - Sundance Square President and CEO, Tim Brown - Dallas native and pro football legent, and Jim Kerkvliet of Gerdau Ameristeel were on hand for the unveiling.
The monument includes approximately 2,000 names of Texas High School alumni who have successfully gone on to play in the NFL.
The monument is near the Chisholm Trail mural in Sundance Square and be available for public viewing from Jan. 28 to Feb. 6. Later it will be installed near TCU's new football stadium.
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