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.
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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.