ATHENS, Ga. — There’s a new Dawg between the hedges.
The University of Georgia announced Tuesday that mascot Que, aka Uga X, will officially retire. Boom, a 10-month-old English Bulldog, will take over the duties as Uga XI.
The era of Uga XI kicked off when he was officially unveiled as the new mascot at Saturday’s G-Day Game in Athens.
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A ceremony before the game saw the collar passed from Que to Boomer, officially crowning him as Uga XI.
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All 10 official bulldogs who have served as Uga have been part of a line of pure white English bulldogs owned by the Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler family in Savannah. Boom will continue that tradition.
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Que was around for all of UGA’s games during the 2015 season, but was officially named mascot during the November 2015 against Georgia Southern University.
Uga X will retire as the winningest mascot in Georgia history with back-to-back national championships, two SEC titles and wins at the Rose, Sugar, Orange and Peach bowls.
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