Sometime no later than February, 1980, a few, fully costumed Cardinal Bird appeared.
Here, he poses with the cheerleaders.
While the intent of most mascots is to demonstrate the ferocity of the school's team, they are also often lovable.
Here, the Cardinal Bird shares a laugh with a young fan (1980s).
The Cardinal Bird with "Cardinal Bird alumni" in 1996.
The Cardinal Bird took on a beefier look in the 2000s, and by 2012 had picked up a new nickname: Louie.
The Cardinal Bird at the Sugar Bowl, January 2013.
The Cardinal Bird/Louie received a significant redesign in 2016, taking on a leaner, meaner aspect.