President Cudd joins the PSU Football team, goes viral

Dr. Ann Cudd joined Portland State as its 11th president in school history in August. Now, she’s gone viral as PSU’s newest football star.

In a video that has more than 8.6 million views across all media platforms as of October 26, President Cudd joined the Portland State football team for a workout and even suited up for the Vikings.

The social media world can’t get enough of it. On X/Twitter, the clip has been viewed more than 4.5 million times and TikTok viewers top 2.8 million. Sportscenter shared it to its 38 million followers on Instagram.

Even the NFL is on team Cudd.

Football fans and PSU supporters from around the globe are endeared to PSU’s new leader. KGW did a great feature piece on President Cudd, and local radio host John Canzano breaks down what the moment means for not just the football team but for the University as a whole.

SImply put on TikTok , “Every College in America needs a President like Portland States” (don’t mind the grammar).