The Georgia Bulldogs will pay tribute to Dan Magill, known as “The Greatest Bulldog Ever”, with helmet decals on Saturday. The sticker spells out M-A-G-I-L-L with the super G logo in place of the G.
This is a fitting tribute to a man who meant so much to the entire Bulldog Nation and to the University of Georgia as a whole.
Magill, who died on Aug. 23 at the age of 93, was a part of the University of Georgia for nearly his entire life. While attending Georgia as a student, Magill was a varsity athlete on the tennis and swim teams.
In 1949, Magill became Georgia’s sports information director, a position he would hold for five years before taking over as head coach of the Bulldogs’ tennis program, where he coached for 34 years, winning 706 games – the most in NCAA history.
Previous helmet stickers for lost Georgia legends included tributes to Paul Oliver (worn at the 2013 game vs LSU), Larry Munson (worn at the 2011 game at Georgia Tech) and Erk Russell (worn at the 2006 game at South Carolina).
Here’s what the Magill decal the Bulldogs are going to wear Saturday look like on the helmets. pic.twitter.com/CwxmdfcNWe
— AJC UGA (@ChipTowersAJC) August 28, 2014
A memorial service for Magill was held Thursday at Athens Country Club.