Statue of Jackie Robinson Will Be Installed at the Rose Bowl This Fall

Jackie Robinson, a four-sport star at UCLA, teamed with Kenny Washington in the Bruins' 1939 backfield that faced USC in a 0-0 draw. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Jackie Robinson will have a permanent home at the Rose Bowl.

A commemorative statue honoring the trailblazing sports icon will be installed this fall outside the main gate of the historic venue, according to Legacy Connections, the private nonprofit fundraising arm of the Rose Bowl Stadium.

The statue, a gift from the Tull Family Foundation, will depict Robinson in a football uniform. Best known for breaking baseball’s color barrier, Robinson was a graduate of John Muir High School in Pasadena and lettered in four sports — including football — at both Pasadena City College and UCLA.

The Bruins have called the Rose Bowl their home field since 1982.

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