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FAMU mascot reveals identity in 'Unmasked' documentary

Posted at 7:20 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 07:20:41-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M University's favorite dancing reptile is always ready put on a show!

Now, he's also ready to tell his story.

Kimani Jackson, the man behind FAMU's Venom Mascot, is taking the mask off.

In a new documentary called "Unmasked," he walks viewers through his journey as the fang-bearer with the fancy footwork.

Jackson is now passing on the torch and hopes to provide a scholarship for the next mascot.

"One of my biggest goals while serving as Venom was to make sure that when I left, that the scholarship would be in action. You know a scholarship is very important because it really takes a special kind of person to bring Venom to life and so with that scholar doing all that work I really think that what better way to reward them than a scholarship," said Kimani Jackson, Venom.

Jackson, along with the University and Alumni are all working together to form a scholarship to make this dream come true.