Georgia football superfan Mike ‘Big Dawg’ Woods dies at age 65

Georgia football superfan Mike “Big Dawg” Woods passed away at 65 this week. The Madison County Coroner’s Office confirmed Woods’ death on Jan. 4, stating the cause was a “cardiac event.”

Woods had triple bypass surgery in 2015 following a massive heart attack.

Woods was known by the Georgia faithful for painting his head with an old Bulldogs logo at games and his signature black overalls and red shirt.

“Big Dawg” carried on the head painting tradition which was started by his father, Lonnie Lee Woods, back in 1980.

After Lonnie’s passing, “Big Dawg” kept the tradition alive by painting his head beginning in the 1990 season. It was previously reported that Trent Woods, Mike’s son, will continue to carry on the tradition, according to RedandBlack.com.

Our deepest condolences go out to Woods’ family and friends during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, “Big Dawg.”

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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