It takes a lot of work to be a good college mascot. It takes even more to be a great one. They usually have to do some ridiculous things to earn some national respect and it’s safe to say BYU mascot Cosmo the Cougar is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
A couple of years ago, Cosmo showed off his incredible dance moves that put him on the map. He did it again at a football game the following year. Then, over the weekend at a home college basketball game in Provo, Utah, he pulled off one of his greatest stunts yet.
With five people bent down past the 3-point line, Cosmo was launched into the air, took an alley-oop pass, and threw down an NBA dunk contest-level slam and received a standing ovation.
BYU Mascot Dunk From 3-Point Line
This was definitely a ridiculous dunk. The amount of practice and trust it takes to pull that off is something fierce. BYU’s mascot is certainly one of the best mascots around and the dunk team deserves a lot of credit, too.
Although it’s pretty spectacular in regular speed, thanks to Eric Watson, watching Cosmo the Cougar dunk in slow motion is even better.
This wasn’t Cosmo’s first dunk of the season. Far from it. He even honored the late Kobe Bryant at a men’s basketball game earlier this month.
The BYU Cougars have something special with Cosmo. There’s no doubt about it. He’s setting the bar high and becoming must-watch entertainment for timeouts and halftime.
The BYU Basketball team can do whatever they want in the WCC, but let’s be honest: Cosmo will always be the star.
Only time will tell what other tricks he has for future games.
This post was originally published on February 10, 2020.