The Boilermaker Specials

The Boilermaker Special VII

The Boilermaker Special VII is the Official Mascot of Purdue University, and the Purdue Reamer Club has been entrusted by the University with the honor and responsibility of being its caretaker.

Claimed to be the world’s largest, fastest, heaviest, and loudest collegiate mascot, the Boilermaker Special VII was dedicated at the Purdue vs. Middle Tennessee State football game on September 3rd, 2011. For the past six years, the beloved mascot has traveled all around the country to various away football games, including the University of Maryland, Penn State, University of Wisconsin, the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and many more; believe it or not, the Reamer Club drives the Boilermaker Special VII to every away football games, no matter how far, as it can go up to 75 MPH!

Other than promoting spirit all around campus for various athletic events, the Boilermaker Special VII does various private on and off-campus events. If you are interested in requesting the Boilermaker Special VII for rides and photos for your private event, you can contact the Boilermaker Special Chairperson at or call the Reamer Club Office at . The Boilermaker Special Chaiperson cannot and will not give the availability or pricing for the Boilermaker Xtra Special VIII. Please note that the Boilermaker Special VII is unavailable on Fridays and Saturdays of home football games and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of away football games.

Want to ride the Boilermaker Special for FREE? The Purdue Reamer Club hosts Free Ride Fridays from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM on the Fridays before Home Football Games in front of Stewart Center! Be sure to follow the Boilermaker Special on Facebook and Twitter to look for additional opportunities throughout the year!

Want to get involved in the caretaking of the Boilermaker Special VII? Check out our Prospective Member page!

The Boilermaker Xtra Special VIII

Dedicated on October 7, 2017 during the Purdue-Minnesota football game, the Boilermaker Xtra Special VIII serves as a smaller version of the Boilermaker Special with the capabilities of being used indoors. At home football games, you can see the Xtra leading the team onto the field. The Xtra commonly makes appearances at various athletic events, including Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Baseball, Women’s Soccer, Wrestling, and much more!

The Boilermaker Xtra Special VIII is available for on-campus and off-campus private events for photo opportunities. If you are interested in renting the Xtra Special, you can contact the Xtra Chairperson at or call the Reamer Club Office at . The Xtra Special is incapable of giving rides. The Xtra Chairperson cannot and will not give availability or pricing for the Boilermaker Special VII. Please note that the Xtra Special VIII is unavailable on home football games.

Want to get involved in the caretaking of the Xtra Special VIII? Check our our Prospective Member page!

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The History of the Boilermaker Special