New Clemson starting quarterback Cole Stoudt wanted to have some fun with his teammates before the start of preseason camp. So he and assistant football equipment manager D.J. Gordon decided to pull off an awesome mannequin prank. Video of this joke is quickly going viral.
The WestZone at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium features several mannequins used to display the squad’s new equipment and various jersey combinations. But when Gordon realized that Cole Stoudt looks just like the mannequins in question, the manager asked the quarterback to pose next to the statues and prank unsuspecting teammates, fans, and staff members.
The Cole Stoudt mannequin prank worked to perfection. As various visitors entered the facility, they were scared out of their minds when the quarterback revealed he was not actually a statue. One prank victim ran away in fright, but others fought back by shoving or slapping the quarterback. Another was so scared he broke part of a glass display. At least Stoudt was kind enough to pose for photos with some of the fans after scaring them with the mannequin prank.
Watch the Cole Stoudt mannequin prank below.
Clemson is not the first school to pull off this mannequin prank. Last August, Michigan State student Garrett Briningstool dressed up in Spartan uniform and stood like a statue outside the football facility as coaches and players arrived for preseason camp. Even head coach Mark Dantonio fell for the act when Briningstool jumped out in front of him.
Watch the Michigan State mannequin prank video below.