Let’s admit it, sometimes college mascots can be a little scary looking. They usually have over-sized heads or their faces sport strange looks that are intended to make the mascot appear menacing or tough.
Sportcenter.com featured the scariest (or creepiest) college mascots yesterday. Our own Louie the Lumberjack made the Top 10 list. Although our current Louie is pretty scary, we think that having a real person as our Lumberjack mascot would be way more intimidating. All we need is a tall, barrel-chested man with a beard to attend our games dressed in a flannel shirt and suspenders and wield an axe on the sidelines.
Actually, we have a player that almost fits that exact description (sans the flannel shirt and suspenders). His name is Anthony Williams, our standout left tackle who started every game last year. Williams, a native of Pinetop, Arizona, will be back for his senior season in 2010. But if he stays in the Flagstaff area after graduating, we think he could be the next “real” Louie.
Take a look at him below. Doesn’t he look like the kind of lumberjack you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark forest?