Uga IX laid to rest at Sanford Stadium

On Monday, the Georgia Bulldogs were rocked with the sad news of the passing of their recently-retired mascot, Uga IX, also known as Russ. The team laid Uga IX to rest at Sanford Stadium on Wednesday in a very sad day for everyone.

Uga IX, aka 'Russ,' laid to rest earlier today at Sanford Stadium.

— Augusta Chronicle (@AUG_Chronicle) December 23, 2015

Que, Russ’s grandson who took over for him at the Georgia Southern game as Uga X, attended the ceremony as well as Georgia AD Greg McGarity and members of the Seiler family, the ones who raise the English Bulldogs for the school to use as Uga.

Uga IX roamed the sidelines for the Bulldogs from 2012 to this year. However, he was not at any of the home games, besides the one where Que took over the post as Uga X.

Rest in peace, Russ. You will certainly be missed.

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