WATCH: The Secret Life Of Sparty, Michigan State’s Beloved Mascot

May 11, 2021

Sparty, one of the most recognizable character mascots in college sports, is played by a series of Michigan State students. They keep their role secret, until they graduate. MSU graduate Drew Davis shares his story playing Sparty.

Michigan State alumni Drew Davis grew up as a huge Sparty fan, and then found a way to make the character his life. Davis, who graduated in 2019, became one of the secret students who portray the Michigan State character mascot at games, events, and even weddings and bar mitzvahs.

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Credit Drew Davis

His mission was to have a unique college experience, where he could be more than a student number. Beyond himself, he wanted to give the magic of Sparty to others.

WKAR Current Sports talked to Davis about his Sparty adventures: