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This Day in Georgia History

August 30, 2008

Uga VII Introduced

Before the Georgia-Georgia Southern football game, the University of Georgia’s new mascot - Uga VII - was introduced. His father (Uga VI) had died the previous summer. Unfortunately, Uga VII had a short reign as Bulldog mascot, as he passed away suddenly at age 4 at his home in Savannah on Nov. 19, 2009. The Sonny Seiler family - owners and custodians of the Uga line of mascots - did not have a successor ready to take on the title of Uga VIII, so Uga VII’s older half-brother, Russ, was drafted to serve as a temporary mascot for Bulldog football games until a replacement was ready for full-time duty.