The mascot for Florida State University is Osceola, representing a famous Seminole leader. The mascot's sidekick, Renegade, represents the historical horse, Osceola. Before every home football game, Osceola and Renegade ride to the middle of the field and plant a burning spear into the turf.
Chief Osceola and his horse Renegade have been a fixture at Florida State University's home games since 1978. The mascot's name is representative of a historical leader during the second Seminole war of the 1830s. The Seminole tribe has supported the mascots and has contributed to the home game traditions by creating the costumes for both mascots.