College Station, Texas: Big Thumb's Up and Other Aggie Tributes

According to the thumb's accompanying plaque, the ancient thumbs-up symbol is also "the first hand sign in the history of the Southwest Conference." Smaller sculptures include Reveille the dog mascot and a metal football player.

Aggieland Outfitters

Address:
410 Nimitz St., College Station, TX
Directions:
Next to Aggieland Outfitters. On the south side of Nimitz St., just west of its intersection with TX-60/University Drive E.
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Metal football player.

Big Thumb's Up, Aggie Sculptures

This is next to the Aggieland Outfitters store. Two more sculptures are outside the store: Reveille, the dog mascot of Texas A&M, and 10-foot-tall metal football player.

[Nanette Bernella, 03/23/2021]

Thumbs Up.

Thumbs Up

It's a giant thumbs up!

[Margaret Ivins, 05/27/2019]

According to the big thumb's accompanying plaque, the ancient thumbs up symbol is also "the first hand sign in the history of the Southwest Conference." As with everything else in College Station, it's all about college football. The sculpture is an enlarged version of the thumb of the owner of the college football sportswear shop who placed it in his parking lot.


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