Daphne, Alabama: Athletes Made of Junk

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United States Sports Academy

1 Academy Drive, Daphne, AL
Next to a parking lot at the United States Sports Academy. I-10 exits 35 or 35A. Drive south on US 98/Old Spanish Trail for one mile, then turn left at the green U.S. Sports Academy sign onto Academy Drive. Turn right into the parking lot, then bear left; the statues will be at the edge of the lot, under the trees.
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Athletes Made of Junk.

Athletes Made of Junk
Made of drainage pipe, propane tanks, and various other bits of scrap metal: football players, a weightlifter, a gymnast, and many others. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/01/2017]

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Iron bowl sculpture.

Iron Bowl Monument - Junk Athletes

Very cool artwork .... The artist not only made incredible statues but also captured movement and excitement in each piece.

[William, 07/11/2012]

Iron Bowl baseball player.

Iron Bowl Monument

Bruce Larsen has unveiled his latest junk-art creation, "Mr. Baseball," at the Sports Sculpture Park of the United States Sports Academy. The seven-foot-tall, 500 pound slugger is made from Larsen's familiar material -- hubcaps, tractor gears, hydraulic cylinders, old heating pipes -- and joins several other junk sculptures that he's built for the park, such as a sprinter, weightlifter, gymnast, and basketball player.

It was originally hoped that Larsen's first sculpture in the the park, the football-themed Iron Bowl Monument, would be accompanied by a full team of gridiron players, but Larsen is evidently tackling different subjects.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/22/2012]

Gymnast sculpture.

Iron Bowl Monument - Football Players Made of Junk

A gymnast on a beam -- another athlete sculpture at the U.S. Sports Academy.

[Nic, 10/25/2011]

Junk art football players.

Iron Bowl Monument - Football Players made of Junk

Only two football players. There were two other statues: one gymnastics and one track.

[Dylan Hursley, 03/27/2010]

The other athletes are well executed, but we're hoping the full gridiron of 22 junk football players is still coming. Athletic diffusion may not be cause for alarm. Yet.

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