63ºF

Houston Super Bowl host committee unveils new mascot

New mascot to makes first public appearance at Chevron Houston Marathon

HOUSTON – The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee introduced its mascot to Houston on Sunday at the Chevron Houston Marathon. The mascot, whose name is TD, will participated in the Mascot vs. Media Challenge.

TD, who will sport a football uniform with the number “51” to represent the Super Bowl next year, will be a family-friendly presence for the host committee in the community. TD will serve as an ambassador for the Host Committee in and around Houston, making many public appearances to promote awareness and excitement for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.

”TD is one of the many ways we hope to engage local Houstonians and potential visitors to our city and throughout the region,” host committee president and CEO Sallie Sargent said. “He’s going to be a great representative for the host committee as we promote our community and generate excitement for hosting Super Bowl LI.”

TD will run a relay with the Astros’ Orbit, the Dynamo’s Diesel and the Rockets’ Clutch the Bear. Each mascot will run a 6.55-mile leg to complete the marathon and will be racing against four members of the local media. TD will run the second leg of the relay.