Stephen F. Austin State University

Jacks Charge

Jacks charge

This Lumberjack tradition gives SFA students the opportunity to run onto the football field with the team before SFA home games. Students wear purple and bring their axe handles to the Spirit Rock (near Hall 20) 23 minutes before the game and cheer SFA to victory from the Purple Haze student section in the stands. The tradition is only open to freshmen before the first game of each season, while the remaining home games are open to all currently enrolled SFA students wearing purple and waving an axe handle. More than 1,000 freshmen participated in the inaugural charge on September 1, 2012.