Created: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:26:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:37:55 EST
Bear fans filled Mercer University Stadium for a chance to meet the team Thursday evening.
The free fan day event allowed fans to get autographs and official team posters before getting their first look at the 2014 Bears as they wrapped the night up with an open scrimmage.
Team members say the amount of fans at the meet and greet was a little overwhelming
"It's always good to have people come out and support you and let you know you have somebody behind you no matter what win or lose." -Zachary Jackson/SAFETY
And some of those excited about the season weren't just fans but also family.
"Oh we're excited about it. He loves it and if he loves it we love it." -Mr. And Mrs. Edward James /PARENTS OF CORNERBACK JEREMY JAMES
The season starts at home on August 28th against Reinhardt and the team is ready to go.
"It's gonna be a show. We got something. August 28th just keep your eyes open for the Mercer Bears, we gonna shock the world." -Zachary Jackson/SAFETY