Russ has been officially promoted to Uga IX for the Georgia football team. Having served two terms as the interim mascot for the Bulldogs, UGA athletic director Greg McGarity announced the Bulldogs would make the move official Sept.
Uga IX, "Russ", currently serves as the Georgia Bulldogs mascot. He had been the first interim mascot since Otto in He is the half-brother of the late Uga VII and the father of the late Uga VIII. He received a "battlefield promotion" in Current record: