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    Osceola and Renegade

    Osceola and Renegade

    Perhaps the most spectacular tradition in all of college football occurs in Doak Campbell Stadium when a student portraying the famous Seminole Indian leader, Osceola, charges down the field riding an Appaloosa horse named Renegade and plants a flaming spear at midfield to begin every home game.

    Bill Durham, a 1965 graduate of FSU, envisioned the idea of Osceola and Renegade when he was a sophomore on the Homecoming Committee in 1962.

    He didn't get any support for the idea until Bobby Bowden came to FSU as head coach.  In the fall of 1977, Durham's idea began to materialize.

    Durham sought and obtained the approval of the Seminole Tribe of Florida for the portrayal of Osceola and during the opening game of 1978 against Oklahoma State, the legend of Osceola and Renegade began. Since that time Osceola, in authentic regalia designed by the ladies of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Renegade have opened every home game with the traditional planting of the spear, appeared in many major bowl games, and performed on national television on numerous occasions. Bill Durham and his family supply the beautiful Appaloosa horses and, with the help of the Renegade Team volunteers, continue to bring this spectacular tradition to those who love Florida State University.

    Together, Osceola and Renegade are the 12th player on the team, the most popular pre-game ritual of any team in the nation, and.....THE LEGEND LIVES ON!

    Osceola Throughout FSU History

    Name

    Hometown

    Years

    Jim Kidder

    Jacksonville, FL

    1978-79

    David Mays

    Tallahassee, FL

    1980-81

    David Williams

    Tallahassee, FL

    1982

    Jeff Ereckson

    Tallahassee, FL

    1983-84

    Greg Ereckson

    Tallahassee, FL

    1985-86

    Jim Fairfield

    Bradenton, FL

    1987-88

    Tom Sawyer

    West Palm Beach, FL

    1989-91

    Allen Durham

    Tallahassee, FL

    1992-94

    Andy Taylor

    Laurel, MS

    1995-96

    Jason Mork

    Tallahassee, FL

    1997

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    1998

    Daniel Kennerly

    Bunnell, FL

    1999

    Lincoln Golike

    Pilot Point, TX

    2000-03

    Josh Halley

    Chipley, FL

    2004-2007

    Chris Gannon

    Tampa, FL

    2008

    Drake Anderson

    Jemison, AL

    2009-present

     

    Renegade's Throughout FSU History

    Name

    Years

    Renegade I

    1978

    Renegade II

    1979-89

    Renegade III

    1989-99

    Renegade IV

    1999-02, 2005-06

    Renegade V

    2003-04, 2007-Present

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