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Lucky Number VII - Feature Stories
September 2008 Issue
Fans might do a double take when they see Uga VII for the first time: Weighing in at 56 pounds, with a decided V-shaped wrinkle above his eyes he’s the spitting image of his father. Uga VII was scheduled to make his public debut on Aug. 30 before the Bulldogs home opener against Georgia Southern University. “This will be the oldest one we’ve ever started,” says Sonny Seiler (BBA ’56, JD ’57), who owns the 3-year-old white English bulldog. “He looks enough like his dad that a lot of people will mistake him for Uga VI.” Uga VII is the latest in an unbroken line of UGA mascots that stretches back to 1956, beginning with Hood’s Old Dan. The English bulldog puppy was given to Seiler and his wife Cecelia as a belated wedding gift and subsequently named Uga. The dog attended the 1956 season opener against Florida State in a jersey Cecelia made, and after his photo appeared in the …
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