After months of training, Ralphie VI is set to debut on Friday night at Folsom Field when the Colorado Buffaloes host the UNC Bears to start the 2021 university football season. Ralphie VI is a 15-month-old bison as well as considers just under 500 extra pounds.
Her predecessor considered virtually 1,300 pounds when she retired.
Ralphie Program Manager Taylor Stratton has actually been training and also examining the Buffalo who comes from western Nebraska for a number of months and over the summer decided that she was a prime prospect to end up being Ralphie VI.
” I could not be a lot more ecstatic to present Ralphie VI this Friday night,” sports supervisor Rick George stated. “This will be a really unique moment in our Ralphie history. Colorado football is identified with Ralphie as well as I’m overjoyed to proceed this tradition with Ralphie VI as the best practice in college athletics.”
” It will certainly be awesome to run behind an initial year Ralphie,” claimed limited end Brady Russell. “She’s a little smaller sized as well as it will be enjoyable to see her fully grown during the year and I’m sure her very first run won’t resemble her last.”
Don’t be startled that the new Ralphie hails from Cornhusker nation. She matured on cattle ranch outside Chadron, Nebraska, owned by CU alumn Will Isham. 5 members of the Isham household have gone to CU.
The very first Ralphie debuted in 1967 and the 5 previous Ralphies have actually led the Buffaloes onto the area for 355 video games consisting of 24 bowl games. Ralphie I made the most looks with 78 while Ralphie VI was only 2 timid of the record with 76 looks.