Buzz is the world-famous and beloved mascot of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Buzz gets Tech fans cheering at nearly all the Institute’s intercollegiate sporting events. Although Buzz’s origins are rather ambiguous, it is known that Buzz showed up at a game sometime in the early 1980s as an unofficial cheerleader, and was soon adopted by the GT Cheerleading squad.
Today Buzz is a member of the Cheerleading squad, and attends all Football games, all home Basketball games for the Men’s & Women’s Team, several Volleyball & Baseball games, as well as pep rallies and appearances throughout Georgia.
In Fall 2005 and 2006, Buzz was named to the Capital One All-American Mascot Teams and competed for the title of the Capital One Mascot of the Year. Buzz also competes in the Mascot National Competition in Daytona, FL each April. In 2006 he received 2nd place, and he is currently an NCA All-American mascot. In 2015 Buzz finished 3rd in the mascot division! Go Buzz!
Interested in being Buzz?
Buzz tryouts are held in conjunction with cheerleading tryouts. Visit our cheer tryout page for times and registration information or email the cheer coaches for more info.
Looking to have Buzz at your next event? Fill out and submit the Buzz Appearance Request form.