Kernel Cobb has a history of turning heads. Whether it is for his husky arms, grimacing smile or nape of corn silk, this beloved mascot of Concordia College is unquestionably one-of-a-kind.
That’s why his latest award by Her Campus and the Huffington Post comes as no surprise, being named to “The 10 Strangest College Mascots.”
Kernel Cobb’s list of accolades includes awards from ESPN, University Language Services and countless others. The history of the Cobber nickname originated with the cornfields that once surrounded campus.
The generations of Concordia students that have followed have proudly embraced the unusual moniker. It might be said that the Kernel, the only known ear with legs, personifies the very essence of style and class that Concordia College embodies.
The Kernel was unable to comment (mascots don’t speak) on his most recent award, but an associate located the message below on his Twitter account.