You probably don't recognize the name Brandon Hanning, nor should you. He's just a 19-year old kid from Ohio who toils in anonymity, or at least did until this last weekend. You see, Brandon Hanning is the Clark Kent to Rufus Bobcat's Superman. Yes, he is the kid who ran onto the field and tackled Brutus Buckeye this past Saturday, blazing a path to internet stardom.
He also blazed a path to getting himself banned from games, but don't worry about Brandon. It was all worth it. In fact, he's already gotten everything he'd ever wanted. Tackling Brutus was the only reason he tried out to be a mascot.
Brandon Hanning, the person in the Rufus costume, said he was not upset with the aftermath.
"It was the whole reason I tried out (to be Rufus) last year," he said. "I knew we were going back to OSU this year, and I wanted to tackle Brutus."
Hanning, 19, is a student at Hocking College. He enrolled at OU last year but dropped out, he said. He added that he still hadn't been informed of his firing, but didn't care.
You have to have goals in life. Some of us want to help sick children, others want to run for President and change the world.
And, I guess, some of us just want to be a mascot so we can tackle another mascot. A noble cause, I suppose, though I do wonder about the aftermath of completing your life's goal at the age of 19. I mean, it's all downhill from there isn't it?