Florida State University
Florida State fielded its first football team in 1947, and has since become one of the nation’s powerhouse programs. The Seminoles have produced three National Championship seasons and three Heisman Trophy winners through the years. Cheered on by a fan base that made the FSU War Chant and the Tomahawk Chop famous, the Seminoles have made Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium one of the most intimidating environments in college football. Fear the Spear!
Nickname:
Seminoles
Top Rivals:
University of Florida, University of Miami
Style Facts:
FSU adopted its Seminole nickname in 1947. The name was chosen by students and officially sanctioned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Instead of a traditional mascot, the Seminoles are represented at football games by an FSU student portraying Osceola, the famous Seminole Indian leader, atop an Appaloosa horse called Renegade. For over 25 years, FSU home games have begun with the pageantry and unique tradition of Osceola riding Renegade to midfield and planting a flaming spear into the turf.