Tommy Trojan

Tommy Trojan Mascot is an integral part of school spirit at all Trojan athletic events. Tommy Trojan Mascot is responsible for leading arena wide chants and increasing crowd participation at Trojan basketball, volleyball, water polo, soccer, and baseball games.  In addition to promoting USC Spirit at Trojan athletic events, Tommy Trojan Mascot has been featured on ESPN College Gameday, the Jeopardy! College Championships, and participates annually in the Pac-12 Football game at Levi’s Stadium with the other Pac-12 mascots..

Tommy Trojan Mascot has also provided Trojan spirit at the Rose Parade, Disneyland, Dave and Busters, Universal Studios, On-Campus Rallies, and Swim with Mike. Tommy Trojan Mascot has quickly established himself as a mainstay in the Trojan Family. In the upcoming season, Tommy Trojan Mascot hopes to continue to develop new traditions while honoring the proud, long-standing traditions of the University.  If you’d like to book Tommy for any on-campus events, please email: for rates and availability.


Traveler, the noble white horse that appears at all USC home football games with a Trojan warrior astride, is one of the most famous college mascots.

Traveler first made an appearance at USC football games in 1961 in the home opener versus Georgia Tech. Bob Jani, USC’s director of special events, and Eddie Tannenbaum, a junior at USC, had spotted Richard Saukko riding his white horse, Traveler I, in the 1961 Rose Parade. They persuaded Saukko to ride his white horse around the Coliseum during USC games, serving as a mascot. Ever since, whenever USC scores, the band plays “Conquest” and Traveler gallops around the Coliseum.