College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

The life of a college mascot: It’s harder than you think

A hyper-introverted industrial technology major, the fidgety, long-haired senior seemed out of place. Next to him, a yellow foot and a red felt feather peeked out of a large bag, offering the only physical foreshadowing of what was to come.

“I hate being the center of attention as a person,” Collins, 21, said, “but when I’m mascoting, it’s not me that is the center of attention, it’s Cy. It’s still me inside the suit, and it’s still my personality, but everybody just sees the mascot.”

Right now, he’s Clark Kent, but one quick change later, he’s Superman.

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