With Bevo XV’s official reveal to fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the season opener for the Texas Longhorns against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC, the school released five key facts that ‘Horns fans need to know about the new mascot:
- At one of the country’s largest cattle shows, Bevo XV was named the grand champion show steer over 132 other contestants.
- Born just after the commitment of sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson in January of 2015 as the ‘Horns were putting together one of the nation’s top classes, Bevo XV still has his baby teeth and is only 19 months old.
- In the 100-year-old tradition at Texas, Bevo XV is one of the youngest steers selected to be the school’s mascot.
- Weighing in at 1,100 pounds, baby Bevo eats 30 pounds of feed every day. As a full-grown adult steer in 2008, Bevo XIV weighed 1,800 pounds.
- His name is Sunrise Spur, which seems somehow fitting since his predecessor was named Sunrise Studly.
He’s also pretty damn cute:
Should be fun to watch him grow up with this young Texas team. Hook ‘em!