He recalls UGA’s first Rose Bowl. At 90, he’s here for the first time.

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At 90, UGA grad Wilbur Brooks is excited to be at the Rose Bowl for the first time. Photo: Jennifer Brett, jbrett@ajc.com

Pasadena, Calif. – Wilbur Brooks was a high school senior the first time the University of Georgia played in the Rose Bowl. At 90, the 1951 UGA graduate is at the game for the first time.

“Georgia won 9 to nothing but it was a very hard-fought game,” he recalled of the team’s first Rose Bowl, in 1943. “I have high hopes that they’ll come home with a victory again, and that will make them have a perfect victory at the Rose Bowl!”

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