Who is Stetson Bennett?
Stetson Fleming Bennett IV is a famous American professional football quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs. He is nicknamed ”the Mailman,” and began his career as a walk-on at Georgia prior to transferring to Jones County Junior College. In 2022, he transferred back to Georgia and earned a National Championship.
Stetson Bennett Career
Stetson was a walk-on at Georgia his freshman season. However, he did not take a snap the entire season. Following five-star high school quarterback Justin Fields committing to Georgia in 2018, he opted to transfer to Jones County Junior College.
Following his transfer, he played in 12 games and threw for 16 touchdowns for 1,840 yards. Following his lone season at Jones County, he joined the transfer portal for a second time. Bennett was a three-star prospect heading into his transfer. He almost joined the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns but ended up going back to Georgia, The team was in need of a backup quarterback following Fields’ transfer to Ohio State. Georgia then offered him a scholarship and he accepted and became Georgia’s second-string quarterback.
As Jake Fromm’s backup, he had 2 touchdowns and one interception on the season. Bennett additionally had 1 rushing touchdown. He most notably appeared in the SEC Championship Game when Fromm sustained an injury.
Heading into his junior season, he began the season as a backup quarterback to D’Wan Mathis. Mathis was then named the starter following Jamie Newman, the planned starter, who chose to miss the season. Stetson then became the starter following poor play from Mathis. After a few months, USC transfer JT Daniels took the starting job.
He started the season as the backup to JT Daniels. Bennett then made his first appearance and first start of the 2021 season over the UAB Blazers after Daniels sustained an oblique injury. In the match, he tied the record for most touchdowns in a game by a Georgia quarterback, with 5. He was then trusted with the starting job for the rest of the season and led the Bulldogs to a 12-0 record. Bennett completed the season with 29 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
He then threw for 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the 41-24 defeat in the SEC Championship Game over the Alabama Crimson Tide on December 4, 2021. Bennett was criticized for the defeat, leading many to believe that Daniels should get the start over Michigan in the Orange Bowl. Despite the defeat, he then led the Bulldogs to a win in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game in a rematch against Alabama. This was Georgia’s first national title since 1980.
Only 10 days following winning the National Championship and amid speculation that Bennett would transfer, on January 20, 2022, he revealed his return to Georgia. In the preseason Adam Rittenberg then named him a Heisman Trophy candidate.
How old is Stetson Bennett?
Stetson Bennett IV is aged 25 years, born on October 28, 1997, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Bill Gates, Caitlyn Jenner, Julia Roberts, Frank Ocean, Matt Smith, Lauren Holly, Brad Paisley, and Peter Hitchens, among others.
Stetson Bennett Family
Who are Stetson Bennett’s parents?
Stetson Bennett IV was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Denise Bennett and Stetson Bennett III. His father and mother attended and graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. He is the grandson of Buddy Bennett, who played for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks from 1958 to 1960 as a quarterback and later a coach.
Does Stetson Bennett have siblings?
He was born into a family of five children in the Bennett family. He has four younger siblings, three brothers namely Knox Bennett, Luke Bennett, and Maverick Bennett, and a sister Olivia Bennett.
Stetson Bennett Education
Bennett attended school in Nahunta, Georgia, after his family moved there in first grade. They then moved to Blackshear, Georgia, in eighth grade, where he attended Pierce County High School, where he played football. Bennett then joined Georgia College in 2017, before transferring to Jones County Junior College in 2018. He later returned to Georgia to continue his college career, after receiving a scholarship in 2019.
Stetson Bennett Girlfriend
Bennett is currently not married but is in a relationship with his beautiful and loving girlfriend Cameron Liss. Not much is shared about her life and career with the media.
Stetson Bennett Children
He is not married despite being in a relationship and does not have any children of his own to date.
Stetson Bennett Height
Bennett has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body adding up to a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 86 kg (190 lbs).
Stetson Bennett Net Worth
American professional football quarterback, Bennett plays for the Georgia Bulldogs and has been active since 2017. He has been able to gather an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2022.