Uga VI to be put to rest in Sanford Stadium
UGA VI

Posted Jun 29, 2008


ATHENS - Private burial services for Uga VI, the mascot for the University of Georgia, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30, in Sanford Stadium.

Uga VI died in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., on Friday from congestive heart failure. Uga VI will be transported along with his owners, the Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler family, to Athens via a University of Georgia plane. He will be buried in a marble vault in the Southwest corner of Sanford Stadium with his five predecessors.

The Georgia football teams compiled an 87-27 record during Uga VI's tenure, which officially began in 1999 with pre-game ceremonies prior to the South Carolina game. The Bulldogs captured both the 2002 and 2005 SEC Championships as Uga VI became the winningest of all Georgia mascots. Uga VI's record surpassed the previous best mark of 77-24-4 by Uga IV.

All of Georgia's athletic teams enjoyed remarkable success during Uga VI's reign. All told, 19 of Georgia's 35 national championships were secured under Uga VI, and Bulldog athletic teams won 35 SEC Championships. In addition, Georgia recorded six top-10 finishes in the Director's Cup, the annual all-sports competition ranking the nation's top athletic programs.

A successor to Uga VI will be announced by the Seilers and the Athletic Association at a later date; however, the Seilers have stated that the lineage is secure.


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