Suiting up: Memphis sports mascots never forget who they are — or were

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 29, 2023 3:13 PM CT | Published: July 23, 2023 4:00 AM CT

It is not your regular job — climbing inside a costume and playing the part of NBA mascot Grizz, Memphis Tigers mascot Pouncer or becoming Rockey the Rockin’ Redbird. In fact, it can be all-consuming.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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