Georgia football QB Stetson Bennett named finalist for Burlsworth Trophy

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Georgia football quarterback Stetson Bennett has helped the Bulldogs achieve an undefeated 10-0 record. Bennett, a senior, originally walked-on at Georgia. He played for the UGA scout team. Next, he transferred to Jones County Junior College in 2018 before eventually transferring back to Georgia.

In 2021, Bennett has thrown for 15 touchdown passes, four interceptions, and 1,625 passing yards. Bennett is averaging an impressive 10.9 yards per attempt. Bennett’s mobility has been key to opening up the UGA rushing offense. He’s run for 216 yards and a touchdown this year.

Jones quarterback Stetson Bennett (5) runs the ball against East Mississippi during MACJC Championship Game.(Photo/Bob Smith-For the Clarion Ledger)

Stetson Bennett is putting together a case to be considered for one of the top honors in all of college football: the Burlsworth Trophy

Stetson Bennett has a great chance at winning the Burlsworth Trophy, which is awarded to the top former walk-on player in the country. Bennett is one of three finalists for the award.

Bennett managed to outshine one of his competitors, Arkansas linebacker Grant Morgan, when the two played against each other in October. Morgan has 78 total tackles for the Razorbacks in 2021.

Another finalist is Troy linebacker Carlton Martial, who has 102 total tackles so far this season.

The winner of the Burlsworth Trophy will be announced on Dec. 6, which is two days after the SEC Championship.

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