University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HERBIE HUSKER, LIL’ RED & SPIRIT SQUAD

UNL boasts two active mascots that support UNL during sporting events.  Herbie Husker became the first official mascot of UNL after appearing on a Husker magazine in the 1970s.  Herbie was created in the image of the populace of Nebraska as a whole, currently sporting a red polo top, work boots and blue jeans. Lil’ Red is a secondary mascot created in the early 1990s as a result of UNL wanting to feature another mascot at Basketball and Volleyball games. Lil’ Red’s outfit is an inflatable suit that allows for crowd-surfing and more acrobatic maneuvers than Herbie.