The football squad used the bobcat for the first time in 1921 and went undefeated with a 7-0 season.
Texas State had several officially recognized live bobcat mascots until the 1970s.
In 1964 the Texas State Bobcat was given the official name of "Boko" by Beth Greenless, a sophomore from Luling, Texas, who beat out about 100 other students in a "Name the Bobcat" contest.
Her winning submission earned her a $5 prize and the honor of being the person who named the Texas State mascot.
Boko has twice been named “USA National Champion” mascot.