It is one of the most iconic moments in all of college football: Jordan-Hare’s capacity crowd of almost 90,000 rumbling in unison as a rare eagle is released to free-fly in circles around the stadium, eventually landing mid-field on its leathery pseudo-prey. We defy any living, breathing human, regardless of the colors you wear, to not get goosebumps from this phenomenon. Bald eagles, golden eagles, and other birds of prey are residents of Auburn University's Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center where they are raised and trained to open home football games in this inspirational fashion. War Eagle y’all.

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