Try booting this one through the uprights: 12-ton football teed up for Morristown, Sept. 29

We hear Paul Bunyan is warming up on the sidelines.

But this football might be too big even for his mighty toe:

Twelve tons of Jersey Shore sand will be sculpted by Andy Gertler, on Sept. 29, 2013, at the Morristown Festival on the Green.

The Morris County 'Huddle Zone' has a formidable honorary captain. Image courtesy of the Morris County Tourism Bureau

The Morris County ‘Huddle Zone’ has a formidable honorary captain. Image courtesy of the Morris County Tourism Bureau

Organized by the Morris County Tourism Bureau, it’s part of the run-up to February’s Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium.

The “Huddle Shuttle” tour bus also will pay a Festival visit, parking on Speedwell Avenue with all sorts of NFL exhibits, including the Vince Lombardi Trophy.  It’s the only Morris County stop for the bus on its five-month promotional tour of New Jersey and New York.

You can watch the sandy faux-pigskin take shape at the corner of Schuyler Place and Washington Street between noon and 5 pm on Sept. 29.

A gift basket of NY Jets items–including an autographed football by new quarterback Geno Smith–will be raffled, too.

The Morris County Tourism Bureau has been named “Huddle Zone Captain” for the county by the NY/NJ Superbowl Host Committee, with an aim towards boosting local tourism and economic benefits from the championship game, according to Morris Tourism Executive Director Leslie Bensley.

For more details about that, call 973-631-5151.

The Morristown Festival on the Green is a production of the Morristown Partnership. The free outsoor event runs from noon to 5 pm, rain or shine, and will feature more than 100 booths, including many restaurants.

COLONIAL FOOTBALL PLAYER AND CHEERLEADER?  We're not sure. But sand sculptor Andy Gertler is promising one mammoth football for Morristown on Sept. 29, 2013. Image courtesy of the Morris County Tourism Bureau

COLONIAL FOOTBALL PLAYER AND CHEERLEADER? We’re not sure. But sand sculptor Andy Gertler is promising one mammoth football for Morristown on Sept. 29, 2013. Image courtesy of the Morris County Tourism Bureau

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