The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
“If that doesn’t work out, I will continue to look out for other mascot jobs while pursuing a job as a paralegal, or maybe go on to law school.” ~ Jerrod Leftwich, Sam Houston State University’s mascot Sammy Bearkat – and a graduating senior.
Oh, what’s a bearkat? According to Wikipedia, some say it is supposed to be a kinkajou, “a small, golden, carnivous mammal that resides in the jungles of South America” or more likely came from a local saying, “Tough as a Bearkat!”
Whatever. It beats the former varsity sports team nickname, “The Normals.”
(Incidentally, Leftwich’s first mascot role was as “Tony the Tiger” in high school, which makes his five-year stint as Sammy look like pure destiny.)
Source: Huntsville Item