The University of Tennessee athletic department announced that Smokey has been included on the nominee ballot for the Mascot Hall of Fame.
Smokey is one of six mascots considered for the collegiate inductee class of 2008.
Fans can cast their votes at www.mascothalloffame.com beginning Monday. Voting will continue through Sept. 12.
The other finalists are Cocky of the University of South Carolina, Otto of Syracuse, Sebastian the Ibis of the University of Miami, St. Joseph University’s The Hawk and Stanford University’s Stanford Tree.
The Mascot Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize the art and skill of great characters whose performances have entertained generations and have inspired their teams and communities. Previous inductees include Auburn University’s Aubie and Ohio State University’s Brutus Buckeye.