Owner of UGA mascot dies

Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, 90, passed away at his Savannah home Monday after a “short illness,” according to the university.

Seiler began the Uga tradition when he and his wife Cecelia brought their English Bulldog to the season-opening game in 1956. Shortly afterward, Uga, first known as “Hood’s Ole Dan,” became the official mascot of Georgia football.

Each Uga since then has been owned by the Seiler family.