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 UGA II

UGA II

Birth
Death 1972 (aged 5–6)
Burial Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Plot Sanford Stadium, Uga Mausoleum, Main Gate
Memorial ID 8309 · View Source
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Georgia Bulldogs team mascot. Uga I was succeeded by his son, Uga II at a pregame ceremony at Homecoming, 1966, with the Georgia Redcoat Band lining the field, Uga II was led to the center of the field and introduced. The spiked collar was now his. The dog had the good fortune to arrive as mascot as Vince Dooley the Georgia coach was hitting his stride. The Bulldogs narrowly missed being National Champions. However, he did make five bowl game appearances on their behalf. Health problems prevented Uga II from serving more than six seasons...the shortest reign of all mascots to this day. He was dressed out in his jersey just like the players for a picture shoot on an unbearably hot day. English Bulldogs do not fare well in heat. Uga II dropped to the grass panting for his life. He was rushed to the UGA Vet who submerged him in a tub of cold water which saved his life. The air conditioned dog house was added at Sanford Stadium for the comfort of the animal. From this picture day experience, his health was compromised for the test of his life. He became totally deaf but completed the final football season in 1972. The following year, a new successor was let to the center of the field and introduced as Uga III. History of the Uga...The Bulldog mascot has been around since 1956 and its family tree comes exclusively from the Frank W. Seiler family of Savannah, Georgia. The Uga line has sent six White English bulldog mascots to the Athens campus over the past 45 years. The five are all buried in the Uga Mausoleum, each in his own cement-vaulted grave, near the main gate within the confines of Sanford Stadium. Over the years, Uga has been featured in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Time and Newsweek. The dogs have made many appearances on behalf of the university at such places...the White House, the Georgia House and Senate, the Cotton Bowl Parade, the Final Four Basketball tournament and the Heisman Trophy presentation along with its recipient dressed in a tux. In the pre-Uga era, the football team had a goat, various nondescript dogs and even a wildcat.

Bio by: Donald Greyfield


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for UGA II (1966–1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8309, citing Sanford Stadium, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .