Former UGA mascot Uga IX, nicknamed “Russ,” passed away Monday morning in his sleep, the university announced.
Russ was born on June 20, 2004 and retired during UGA’s Nov. 21 game against Georgia Southern. The Bulldogs went 44-19 during Uga’s span as an interim and full-time mascot beginning in 2009. He was named the official mascot on Sept. 15, 2012.
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Uga X, also known as Que, took over for Russ during this past season.