One hour and 20 minutes before kickoff vs. Mississippi State University - November 2, 2013
"I ceased to exist for a moment and it was just Cocky," explains Jamie Ballentine about what happened when he suited up as the beloved mascot of the University of South Carolina from 2002-2006. "I gave every ounce of energy and drop of sweat I had in me to make Cocky come to life. Call me a dork, but after events I watched tape so I could improve the character the next time out. It didnÕt matter if the next time was to 2001 with 80,000 screaming fans or a birthday party with 8 young kids."