Uga through the years

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Uga I
Uga I In 1956
Uga I ushered in the Uga dynasty.
Record: 53-53-6 (1955-65)
Registered name: Hood's Ole Dan
Bowl record: 2-0
Career highlights: Kidnapped twice.
Medical pioneer in arsenic treatment for heartworms.
Witnessed Theron Sapp score the touchdown that broke the nine-year drought against Georgia Tech in 1957. Helped lead UGA to 1959 SEC title, its first in 11 years. Sat on the hood of a Cadillac in the 1960 Orange Bowl parade in Miami, then watched Fran Tarkenton and UGA whip Missouri.
Epitaph: Damn Good Dog Photo courtesy of the UGA Sports Communications Dept.
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Uga II
Uga II
Though deaf, Uga II reigned from 1966 to 1972.
Record: 47-17-3 (1966-72)
Registered name: Ole Dan's
Uga Bowl record: 3-2
Career highlights: Mascot for two of UGA's best-loved teams, the underdog SEC champions of 1966 and 1968. Best winning percentage of any Uga. Personal friend of UGA legends Bill Stanfill, Jake Scott and Bobby Walden.
Epitaph: Not Bad for a Dog
Photo courtesy of the UGA Sports Communications Dept.
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Uga III
Uga III
Uga III was mascot at the 1980 national championship.
Record: 64-28-2 (1973-80)
Registered name: Ole Dan's Uga Two
Bowl record: 2-4
Career highlights:
Named to ''Animal Who's Who'' along with such illustrious company as Chip 'n' Dale, The Cheshire Cat, the Golden Ass and the Cowardly Lion.
Received ''Key to the City'' from hometown mayor at reception at Savannah Golf Club. Closed out illustrious career with national championship victory over Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl.
Epitaph: How 'Bout This Dog
Photo courtesy of the UGA Sports Communications Dept.
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Uga IV
Uga IV
Uga IV went to nine straight bowl games from 1981-89.
Record: 77-27-4 (1980-89)
Registered name: Uga III's Magillicuddy
Bowl record: 3-4-2
Career highlights: With 77 wins, the second-winningest Uga. Overcame major knee surgery to continue career. Wearing a bow tie and formal collar, honored guest at 1982 Heisman Trophy banquet with Herschel Walker.
Like Uga I, a medical pioneer -- fourth dog in United States to be treated for dry-eye with cyclosporin. Honorary chair of the Great American Smokeout.
Epitaph: The Dog of the Decade
Photo courtesy of the UGA Sports Communications Dept.
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Uga V
Uga V
Before retiring in 1999, Uga V was recognized as a national star.
Record: 69-41-1 (1990-99)
Registered name: Uga VV's Magillicuddy Two
Bowl record: 5-2-1
Career highlights:
A national celebrity, earning undying love of Bulldog fans everywhere after lunging at an Auburn player in quadruple-overtime UGA win in 1996.
Named best mascot in the nation, featured on cover of Sports Illustrated in 1998. Profiled by major TV networks. Earned feature role in Savannah-based movie ''Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,'' collaborating with director Clint Eastwood.
Special Photo/Danny White
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Uga VI
Uga VI
S.I. says he’s nation’s No.1 mascot.
Record: 54-18,
2002 SEC Champs (1999-2008)
Registered name: Uga V's Whatchagot Loran?
Number of bowls: 7
Career highlights: Winningest mascot in UGA history, changed into his black jersey rather than traditional red to honor Vince Dooley's last game in Sanford Stadium as Director of Athletics.
Also chalked up two SEC Championships (2002, 2005), appeared in a 2001 Emmy-winning episode of Turner South's Liars and Legends, witnessed Georgia's first win against rival Florida in previous eight years and was proclaimed nation’s No. 1 college mascot by Sports Illustrated (2008).
Athens Banner-Herald File
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Uga VII
Uga VII Only 15 months as a mascot. Record: 16-7 (2008 – 2009) Registered name: Loran's Best Bowl record: 1-0 (Capital One '08) Career highlights: made his debut at the Georgia vs. Georgia Southern game on August 30, 2008 but died unexpectedly before the Kentucky game on November 20, 2009. Interim mascot Russ finished out the season with Georgia football teams going 4-4 under Russ’s leadership and an Independence Bowl win. Athens Banner-Herald File
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Uga VIII
Uga VIII Starts reign at 13 months old and 55 lbs and has a great face. Record: 4-2 Registered name: Big Bad Bruce Bowl record: TBA Career highlights: Born Sept. 12, 2009, is mainly white with some black markings on his face and ears. Uga VIII will be introduced to the world at the homecoming game against Vanderbilt on October 16, 2010. Starts reign with team posting a 2-4 season and hopes of turning it around. Special Photo/Danny White
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Uga IX
Russ named Uga IX on September 15, 2012.
Subbed for Uga VII during remaining of 2009 and beginning of 2010 seasons. Brought back for the 2010 Liberty Bowl and stayed for the entire 2011 season after Uga VIII's death.
Record: 14-9 Bowl record: 1-2 Career highlights: Finished 2009 strong, going at 2-0 in his interim role. Bulldogs posted an overall football record of 4-4 under Russ’s leadership including an Independence Bowl win over Texas A&M.
(David Tulis/Staff/david.tulis@onlineathens.com)

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A new bulldog takes over as official mascot for the University of Georgia Bulldogs college football team. Here is a photo history of "Uga" through the years. College Sports

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