Uga V, 1990-99
"UGA IV's Magillicuddy II"
Record: 65-39-1

 In the first game of 1990, Uga V officially began his reign as the Georgia mascot taking over from his father Uga IV, who passed away at his home in Savannah on Feb. 26, 1990. Uga V was the last pup sired by Uga IV and was born on March 6, 1990.

Named in honor of one of the greatest Bulldogs, Dan Magill, former Assistant Athletic Director for Public Relations and longtime tennis coach and sports information director. Surprisingly, the Seiler family became aware that Uga IV's mate was expecting only 10 days before the litter was due. This notice came a week after Uga IV had passed away at his home in Savannah from kidney failure. There were only three pups in the litter and the last one born on March 6 was the only solid white male.

epitaph: "Nation's Best College Mascot" -- Sports Illustrated

 

"Defender of His Turf"

Charles Seiler, son of Sonny and Cecelia, has served as Uga's on-field handler since he was 15 years old. Above Uga lunges at Auburn's Robert Baker in Georgia's record-setting four-overtime victory in 1996.

  Uga V had been perhaps the most well known of all the Bulldog mascots highlighted by his appearance on the cover of the April 28, 1997, Sports Illustrated which declared him the nation's best college mascot. Rocketed to stardom, he also appeared in Clint Eastwood's "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" -- filmed in his hometown of Savannah, Ga. Uga V also presided over Georgia's most successful collective sporting effort in department history as the Bulldogs claimed four NCAA team titles during the 1998-99 season -- women's swimming and diving, women's gymnastics, men's tennis and men's golf -- and placed second in the Sears Cup race. He died on Nov. 22, 1999, just over two months after his retirement.