Stetson Bennett heard the cries for yet another yr, and could not assist however say sure.
Georgia’s championship-winning quarterback announced Wednesday he will return to school for his sixth and closing faculty season. Bennett led the Bulldogs to their first nationwide championship since 1980 simply over per week in the past as they beat Alabama 33-18.
Bennett, who grew up with the dream of being a Bulldog, first got here to Georgia as a walk-on in 2017. After struggling to stand up the depth chart, he transferred to Jones County Junior Faculty in Mississippi. He performed there for only one season earlier than Georgia known as providing a scholarship, as they have been in want of a backup quarterback after Justin Fields transferred to Ohio State.
In 2019, Bennett served as backup to Jake Fromm. He acquired a crack on the beginning function in 2020 however in the end misplaced the job to incoming switch JT Daniels, who additionally began to start the 2021 season.
Bennett took over as soon as once more after Daniels went down with damage, and this time by no means misplaced maintain of the job. He led the Bulldogs to a 12-1 end to the common season and the No. 3 seed within the closing Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings.
Behind Bennett, Georgia cruised previous Michigan within the Orange Bowl to get to a rematch with Alabama within the title sport. The Bulldogs acquired revenge over the Crimson Tide to safe the title, thanks partially to a 224-yard, two-touchdown efficiency by Bennett.
Georgia will open subsequent season towards Oregon on Sept. 3 in Atlanta.