Let’s all agree: Reggie Redbird is a pretty great mascot.

He’s funny. He knows how to pump up a crowd. He’s good with kids. He’s an impeccable dresser.

Reggie is also not afraid to evolve. In fact, Reggie has had several different looks over the years, from feathery to not-so-feathery.

To celebrate Homecoming week, the STATEside crew teamed up with the Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives for a photo gallery of Reggie Redbird photos, then and now.

To learn more about Reggie history, check out GoRedbirds.com. You can also watch a video of recent Team Reggie Redbird tryouts, to learn what it takes to be Reggie.

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Ryan Denham can be reached at rmdenha@IllinoisState.edu.


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