Texas mascot Bevo on the sideline during a Big 12 Conference football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Happy birthday, Bevo XV! Texas mascot turns 3

Posted January 24th, 2018

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Baby Bevo isn’t so baby anymore. Everyone’s favorite steer turned three years old on Wednesday, and he has the horns to prove it.

His third year roaming the pastures — and second roaming the Texas sidelines — held plenty of adventure. Sure, he didn’t get to go to California (maybe next year?), but the steer formerly known as Sunrise Spur made plenty of gains in 2017.

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He also got to go to his first bowl game, continuing a string of more than 50 years of Bevo attending every Texas postseason game.

Texas mascot Bevo eats during the coin toss of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game in Houston, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

So here’s to year four of living the good life. And maybe a few extra treats out at the ranch. He’s earned it.

Also, as far as celebrity animal birthdays go, Jan. 24 is hard to top. Bevo XV shares his special day with Fiona the Hippo.

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