The Scarlet Knight mascot has been the face of Rutgers University since 1955. He can be found at numerous sporting events, other on campus events, ESPN commercials, and various private functions. The Knight is one of the most well known symbols of the University and makes hundreds of appearances a year.
The Knight wasn’t always the face of Rutgers University. When the University was known as Queen’s College, teams were referred to as “Queensmen.” Starting in 1925, you could find a chanticleer, otherwise known as a rooster, on the sidelines of football games officially serving as the school mascot. Eventually the chanticleer fell out of favor due to its similarities to a chicken. In the 1950s, a campus-wide selection process picked a Knight to be the new mascot of Rutgers University.
Height: Super Tall
Age: I’ll never grow up
Birthplace: Jersey Roots, Global Reach
College: Rutgers University, Summa Cum Laude, Class of **** (Classified)
Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ
Hobbies: Jousting, Flexing in the Mirror, Long Walks along the Jersey Shore, Horseback Riding, Drinking Chocolate Milk, Keepin’ Buff
- Food: Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese
- Movie: A Knight’s Tale
- TV Show: The Sopranos
Personal: The Scarlet Knight is single and resides in Piscataway. He can be reached for appearances by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org