Tommy Trojan at sunset

Tommy Trojan stands guard on the USC University Park Campus. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)


Happy birthday, Tommy! Trojan Shrine was unveiled 94 years ago June 6

The icon, modeled after a number of USC football players, represents the five qualities of a Trojan: faithful, scholarly, skillful, courageous and ambitious

June 06, 2024 By USC Trojan Family Magazine staff

Unveiled on June 6, 1930, USC’s Tommy Trojan statue has long served as a handy meeting spot. Known as the Trojan Shrine, the sculpture created by Roger Noble Burnham remains ageless, while fashion, landscaping and students’ preferred modes of transportation shift with the sands of time.

Learn more about the Trojan Shrine.

This story originally published on June 7, 2016.