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Sony Michel, Roquan Smith and Nick Chubb celebrate with the Rose Bowl trophy following Georgia's 54-48 double-overtime win over Oklahoma on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.

Departing Georgia stars to highlight DawgNation Appreciation 2018


Georgia’s football team had a historic season in 2017, and DawgNation was along for the entire ride.

The Bulldogs’ season will be celebrated March 15 with DawgNation Appreciation 2018, and three of the stars of the 2017 team ― running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and linebacker Roquan Smith ― will be on hand for the celebration.

DawgNation Appreciation 2018 will take place at the Coca-Cola Roxy, and tickets go on sale Friday. There are three tiers of tickets:

VIP – $199 plus taxes and fees: Includes a DawgNation gift, access to the program with the players, autographs from all 3 players, a photo with all 3 players, along with drink tickets and light buffet.

Premium Pass – $99 plus taxes and fees: Includes a DawgNation gift, access to the program with the players, 1 player autograph selected by DawgNation, along with a cash bar and food for sale.

General admission – $48 plus taxes and fees: Includes a DawgNation gift and access to the program.

Autographs will be on a DawgNation branded photo, only. No personal items will be allowed for autographs.  No redistribution or outside media will be permitted without prior written approval by Cox Media Group. For media inquiries, please email

Throughout the evening, Chubb, Michel and Smith will tell behind-the-scenes stories and share personal reflections from one of the most memorable seasons in UGA history.

Chubb finished his Bulldogs career with 4,769 rushing yards and 44 rushing touchdowns. He is second in rushing yards in SEC history behind Herschel Walker, rushing for more than 1,100 yards in three of his four Georgia seasons.

Michel finished his UGA career with 3,638 rushing yards and 33 rushing touchdowns. He was the Rose Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player after helping to lead Georgia to a win over Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal.

Smith, who left Georgia after his junior season to enter the NFL draft, became the first Georgia player to win the Butkus Award, which goes to the best linebacker in the country. Smith also was named the MVP of the Bulldogs’ win over Auburn in the SEC Championship Game.

Georgia finished the 2017 season with a 13-2 record and won the program’s first SEC title since 2005. The Bulldogs knocked off Oklahoma 54-48 in an overtime thriller before falling to Alabama 26-23 in overtime in the National Championship Game.