Good Luck Tradition
This is the 6-foot, life-size statue of Samuel T. Black, an immigrant from Scotland who became SDSU's first President. Look closely, and you'll see that his left foot is a bit rusted and tarnished. This is because students traditionally rub his foot for good luck.
It's not uncommon to see students walk by and give the foot a quick rub — especially during midterm and finals weeks. Need a little extra luck today? Go ahead and give it a try!