Readers share tales of the TCU horned frog through the years, from Addie to SuperFrog.
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My favorite memory is not SuperFrog, but Addie the Frog (when I was Addie). In 1976, we had an afternoon home game with snow on the ground. We didn’t win a single game that season, and the student section was largely empty. My frog suit included a large flat-topped papier-mâché head. The game was so boring that students started making snowballs in the stands and used the frog head for target practice. I was wearing the head during their efforts! — Gretchen Gazlay Biery ’78
My first day on campus. I stepped off the bus and there was SuperFrog with a smile, a snack and a wave hello. Priceless. — Juan “Albert” Nungaray ’17
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All of my memories with SuperFrog were special, especially since I served as our beloved mascot my junior and senior years. I loved football games, but even more I enjoyed welcoming new Horned Frogs alongside my friends. Not only was I making memories with my friends, but I was becoming part of another Frog’s memorable moment. — Anne Holder ’14
I was Addy the Frog 1974-1975. That fall we were scheduled to play Texas A&M in College Station. Upon arrival at Kyle Field, we were alerted of a plan to kidnap Addy. Because of this threat, we were given a police escort into and out of the stadium. — Susan Kibler Staley ’75
Pretty sure the first original SuperFrog was in my business law class. Class o’ 1980. — Dorothy “Dot” Hopkins ’80
I was a SuperFrog from 1994 to 1996. I was standing under the basket as the starters for the women’s basketball team were being announced. The last player trotted out on the floor after being introduced and gave me (SuperFrog) a chest bump. I felt like part of the team!!! — Michael Gallagher ’96
In 1956, I rode on the freshman float in the horned frog costume, which preceded SuperFrog. Such fun to remember those days “when the earth was cooling”! — Julianne “Julie” Tipton Cochran ’60
My favorite SuperFrog memory was attending Mass together. — Sonia Leal ’12
Gotta be Billy Burns mesmerizing the crowd in Provo when he would sprint from about the 10 and hit the goal post support spread eagle. — Charles “Chuck” Mooney ’90
My favorite memory is welcoming SuperFrog as our special guest at our wedding reception five years ago! — Jessica Reddick Gatlin ’05
During the 1979 home game versus Tulane, SuperFrog rode a skateboard through the Tulane bench area and crashed into a player. The guy picked the board up and threw it at SuperFrog, inciting the TCU crowd. We lost anyway, 33-19. — James “Pat” Harris ’81
— Compiled by Caroline Collier
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