After further research, a FULL and DOCUMENTED history is SOON to be published! Just a sneak peak, the Paint Line has it’s origins before Mark Richt became head coach!
The history of the UGA Paint Line is one of rich tradition and superstition. The Line dates back to 2006, and who better to tell the history of the UGA Paint Line than a paint line legend and former Godfather of the line.
The line began many years ago with a few guys who wanted to paint their chests. Each week they would show up and get a few extras to help spell GEORGIA. Their fame grew and eventually they had enough regulars to spell GEORGIA DAWGS. The difference between this line and others is that no boys painted a letter, only girls held the brushes.
In 2006, Jon Tillman took over and decided for one game to do waist-up painting. The next season, he decided to do that every week, but that the line also needed more uniformity. So the tradition of black shorts, aviators, and Afro wigs began.
After the 2007 season, Jon passes the line to Micah Rogers, who in turn passed it to me after the 2008 season. I ran it for two years before giving it to Micah Shue.
With such rich history comes necessary acknowledgement of the leaders that made the paint line what it is today: Jon Tillman, Micah Rogers, John Adams, and the active Godfather, Micah Shue. By the end of the week, by 11.23.12, there will be updated info on the former Godfathers themselves!