February 22, 2024

The Georgia Bulldogs beloved mascot, Uga X, has died, the college’s athletic affiliation confirmed on Tuesday.

The Seiler household, led by Charles Seiler, primarily based in Savannah, Georgia, has maintained the road of mascots for nearly seven a long time. The household stated Uga X died in his sleep at his dwelling in Savannah, the household stated. He was 10-years-old.

“We’re saddened to announce that Uga X, fondly generally known as Que, died peacefully in his sleep earlier this morning,” the Georgia Athletic Affiliation wrote in a press release.

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UGA X, the Georgia Mascot throughout a sport between Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on November 26, 2022 in Athens, Georgia. (Steve Limentani/ISI Photographs/Getty Photos)

Uga X or “Que,” formally took over after a collaring ceremony earlier than Georgia’s sport in opposition to Georgia Southern in Nov. 2015. Uga X retired after Georgia gained its second consecutive Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship.

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“He’ll all the time be remembered as a Rattling Good Dawg,” the athletic affiliation’s assertion concluded.

Uga X is probably the most embellished mascot in Georgia soccer historical past. The Bulldogs went 91-18 throughout his time on the sidelines. Along with the nationwide titles, Uga X was on the helm in the course of the soccer staff’s two Southeastern Convention championships.

Georgia Bulldogs mascot, Bushy Dawg greets UGA X previous to the SEC Championship sport in opposition to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 02, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Todd Kirkland/Getty Photos)

Georgia went 12-0 in the course of the 2021 and 2022 common seasons en path to back-to-back nationwide titles. Uga X additionally patrolled the Georgia sidelines for seven New Yr’s Six bowl video games.

Uga X’s retirement paved the way in which for the subsequent within the line of English Bulldogs, Uga XI. The Uga mascots date again to 1955.

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In 2019, Uga X made headlines on the Sugar Bowl following a tense pregame encounter with the Texas soccer longhorns steer Bevo XV.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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