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Richard Sherman sculpture constructed entirely out of Chunky Soup cans and labels (pic)

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With the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season on Thursday and the Seattle Seahawks beginning the defense of its Super Bowl title against the visiting Green Bay Packers, Campbell’s unveiled a sculpture of Richard Sherman constructed entirely out soup cans and labels.

It depicts the Seahawks cornerback making his now-legendary tip of Colin Kaepernick’s attempted touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree in the end zone during the waning moments of the last year’s NFC Championship Game.

Of course, the pass was intercepted off Sherman’s tip by the Seahawks’ Malcolm Smith, clinching Seattle’s trip to Super Bowl XLVII. And the rest, as they say, was history.

The sculpture was unveiled Thursday in Seattle at Touchdown City outside of CenturyLink Field. This should be placed in front of the Michael Crabtree mannequin located in the 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium for maximum snarky effect.

Sherman signed an endorsement deal with the Campbell’s in the offseason to be the company’s newest “Mama’s Boy” in theĀ  long-running series for Chunky Soup starring NFL players.

Sherman and his mother, Beverly, starred in their first Chunky commercial in a spot that debuted last month.

While the statue is nothing more than a clever promotional bit, it is nevertheless a pretty far out sculpture. I mean it’s made completely out of Campbell’s soup cans and whatnot. Andy Warhol probably would think it is a pretty inspiring choice for an artistic medium.