Start with a Smile: Watch Cosmo the Cougar's Viral Weekend Shot and Other Popular Videos of the BYU Mascot

by | Feb. 10, 2020


Editor's note: Start with a Smile is a weekly Monday feature that starts the week off with family-friendly content.

Cosmo the Cougar’s airborne shot from the three-point line is the buzz of the sports world this weekend. The video already has over 2 million views on Twitter and even made it on ESPN SportsCenter.

This isn’t the first time the mascot from Brigham Young University has gotten social media attention.

In 2019, a 3-year-old asked for a drum for his birthday, and not just any drum, he wanted one like the one Cosmo plays during the “Y-Clap” at basketball games for his birthday. His grandpa tweeted the mascot to show the video of his grandson celebrating with his birthday gift. Cosmo then proceeded to invite the 3-year-old onto the court to do the “Y-Clap” with him.  

In addition to his trick shots, Cosmo also has skills with a lightsaber. 

The Cougarettes, a BYU dance team, frequently invite Cosmo to dance with them during games. 

Cosmo has also starred in some of his own dance videos. 


Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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