Ohio State wishes Brutus Buckeye a happy birthday

Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye walks the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University is celebrating something big this week — and it's not just Halloween.

On Wednesday, Ohio State wished Brutus Buckeye a happy birthday.

According to the school, the famous buckeye is turning 54 years old. Starting as a papier-mâché creation, the mascot's first debut was in 1965.

Happy birthday, Brutus!