Queensland and Broncos rugby league legend Allan Langer will be immortalised with a statue outside Suncorp Stadium.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement outside the venue just hours before the Maroons take on NSW in the third and final State Of Origin this year.
An emotional Langer was joined by former teammates and NRL greats Wally Lewis, Trevor Gillmeister and Shane Webcke.
"It's very special. Not only for me, but for my family, all my friends, everyone that has got me to where I am today," the former Maroons skipper said.
Langer played 258 first grade games with the Brisbane Broncos, 34 for Queensland, including five as captain, and 24 for Australia.
His statue will be the fifth on Suncorp Stadium's Northern Plaza which already is home to bronze effigies of Lewis, Mal Meninga, Arthur Beetson and Darren Lockyer.
Langer said it was a great day for him and "a fantastic feeling" ahead of Wednesday night's clash with the Blues.
The 51-year-old thanked his parents who brought him up playing the game from the age of four.
"They put a lot of hard work in as a youngster, with my three brothers and a sister."
"Then of course my wife and family. I've got three kids and five grandkids now," he said.
Ms Palaszczuk said there was no one more befitting of the honour.
"On behalf of all Queenslanders can I thank you for your outstanding service to our state, to the Kangaroos, as well as everything you have done for this sport," she said.
The pose for the statue has yet to be decided, but Langer cheekily joked it wouldn't be modelled on some more of his colourful antics.
Ms Palaszczuk's decision comes just days after she ditched plans to name a Suncorp Stadium grandstand after former deputy premier Terry Mackenroth who died earlier this year.
The premier took it upon herself to name the grandstand after the former Labor heavyweight but backflipped after a public outcry against her decision.