History of the Herdsmen

The WTAMU Herdsmen were formed by a group of men that believed West Texas State University (WTSU) needed a morale boost at athletic events. The Herdsmen recognized that a live buffalo mascot was the missing ingredient to fire up the students and the team. Ever since the beginning, the buffalo spirit of West Texas A&M University remains strong within our students, staff, and faculty members. Pictured here is Thunder XIV, but to understand the present, the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences showcases where we have been and our brave, fighting heart buffalos that came before.

Our WTAMU Buffaloes
To learn more about each WTAMU buffalo, the history of each, and the people that helped revitilize the spirit of WT, please select from any of the choices below. The story follows the chronological order from our first buffalo, to our most recent buffalo, Thunder XIV!
WT Herdsmen and Buffalo

Fall 1977  
Spring 1979  
Spring 1982  
Summer 1983  
Spring 1987  
Spring 1996  
Spring 1998; Fall 2004  
Spring 2005  
Summer 2008  
Spring 2021  
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