Background Image Alternative Text: Animal mascot Jak better known as Bully 21 on the football field in his jersey.

Jak - Bully XXI

The official mascot of Mississippi State University is an English Bulldog. There have been 21 live mascots serve as Bully. The current Bully goes by Jak, but is still considered a Bully. Bully's have inherited their status in a ceremony called Passing of the Harness, typically held during Super Bulldog Weekend. Jak's predecessors have been cared for by the same caretaker since 1993.

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