Mascot Alumni

Robert Boudwin, BE '97 works out with YoUDee at Mascot Camp

What in the world were Poe of the Baltimore Ravens, Clutch of the Houston Rockets, Swoop of the Philadelphia Eagles and Reggy of Raymond Entertainment Group doing at a UD basketball halftime show? Here's the scoop: All four full-time, professional sports mascots got their start as undergraduates, performing as YoUDee in the University's award-winning mascot program. For Poe (a.k.a. Brandon Williams, AS '03), Clutch (Robert Boudwin, BE '97, the first-ever YoUDee), Swoop (Ryan Hughes, BE '99) and Reggy (Christopher Bruce, BE '02), the reunion was nothing new. They remain friends and return often to their roots on campus, where they first learned the fine points of entertaining fans.

YoUDee and YoUDee Alumni pro mascots celebrate during halftime basketball game, Feb. 12, 2009.