Hundreds were on hand outside Husky Stadium Friday evening to watch Warren Moon, Gary Pinkel and Jen Cohen speak before a statue of legendary UW coach Don James was unveiled in the northwest plaza.

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Don James, the legendary Washington football coach who coached the Huskies to 153 wins over 18 seasons (1975-92), will forever stand tall outside Husky Stadium. An 8-foot, 6-inch statue of the Dawgfather, with James looking determined, arms crossed and wearing his signature purple cap with gold “W,” was unveiled Friday night.

A crowd of hundreds turned out on the sunny fall afternoon in the shadow of Husky Stadium to witness the unveiling, including 300 of James’ former players and Husky legends like quarterback Warren Moon.

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“After coach James left our living room and he got in his car, my mother told me: that’s where you’re going to go to school, son,” Moon recalled.

“He wasn’t just a football coach that developed players. He was a football coach who developed young men,” Moon continued. “What a great day for Husky history and for Husky football.”

If you missed the ceremony, watch it again here:

Watch | Full ceremony

The statue of legendary UW coach Don James is set to be unveiled in a ceremony outside Husky Stadium, featuring remarks from former QB Warren Moon, former coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Jen Cohen. Have memories of the Dawgfather? Leave them below in the comments!

Posted by The Seattle Times on Friday, October 27, 2017

Watch | Warren Moon on Don James statue