The fastest way to become one of the most beloved figures in the state of Nebraska is to become Herbie Husker or Lil’ Red.

Nebraska’s mascots are two of the most popular figures around the community, as well as the state, and the pair usually generate quite a bit of energy wherever they appear.

This famous pair of characters has received countless awards for their work over the years, including a national championship for Lil’ Red at the NCA National Mascot Competition in 1999.

Herbie Husker received a major makeover before the 2004 football season, revitalizing one of the recognizable mascots in all of college sports.