Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:33am
By:
Alan Flurry

Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta this weekend presents many opportunities for UGA students and alumni on and off the field. Georgia Bulldogs are well-represented on both teams, with Franklin College majors (communications studies - Wilson and Michel) on opposing sides of the ball:

When Super Bowl LIII comes to Atlanta, it brings with it a week of opportunities for University of Georgia students to learn management skills and gain behind-the-scenes experience.

That’s because they will be supervising staff at the Super Bowl Experience, an annual event that takes place in the Super Bowl host city the week before the NFL’s big game. This year’s Super Bowl Experience takes place Jan. 26-Feb. 3 in the Georgia World Congress Center, and UGA students, along with students from other metro Atlanta colleges, will help run the show as guests kick their own field goals, throw touchdown passes, try on football equipment or take photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

“It’s absolutely massive in terms of attendance,” said Sarah Palmer, a senior sport management major from Newnan who will be supervising the children’s area at this year’s Super Bowl Experience.

And what a great experience, at every level. Good luck to all the students, former students, alumni and fans who will take part in the festivities on Sunday. As coach always says, "Go Dawgs!"