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NCAA.com | September 23, 2014

Texas A&M cadet protects schools mascot

"I'm gettin to old for this ..."
-- Roger Murtaugh, Lethal Weapon (1987)

You may be thinking, what does a Danny Glover character from an action movie have in common with a with a college mascot?

They both were thrown into a dicey situation, so close to retirement.

It was announced on Friday that Reveille VIII, a collie that has served as Texas A&M's mascot since 2008, will be retiring at the end of the season.

On Saturday, she was sitting in a sunny spot on the sidelines of Gerald J. Ford Stadium for the Aggies' game against SMU.

Mustang receiver Der'rick Thompson went for a pass toward the sideline, and as it was broken up Thompson was pushed off the sideline. 

His momentum carried him toward the side wall and he was bearing down on R8. But before something terrible happened, Ryan Krieder, a cadet assigned to watch the most famous dog in College Station, Texas, threw a hip check that would make Bobby Orr proud.

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