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CITADEL FANATIC: Charlie Baker
Written By: 
Pete Rerig


Year Graduated:
1971

Distinctions:
Former Bulldog linebacker, member of The Citadel Athletics Hall of Fame, founder of The Citadel Football Association, and the designer of “Spike,” the official logo of The Citadel Athletic Department

Ultimate Paraphernalia:
A megaphone, which he carries into every game

Known For:
Moving around the stadium and getting people riled up with his signature cheer: “Hit ’em in the mouth!”

Game-Day Tradition:
“It’s a new thing, but before every game I go up to the bulldog statue at the front of the stadium and rub it for luck.”

Dedication:
Baker always brings his tow-behind grill to tailgate parties on game day and has been known to feed more than 100 people, often showing up in the wee hours of the morning to cook.

Charlie Baker at the barbeque





RESOURCES

Photos (3) courtesy of Citadel Athletics, Helmet image courtesy of www.footballfanatics.com, Photograph by Zach Suggs, Courtesy of Washington Redskins, Courtesy of San Francisco 49ers, Photograph by Tyler Lacross, Photograph by Jairy Hunter

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