Seth Emerson ($$) writes about the legend that is Stetson Bennett.
Throughout last season, Bennett — an undersized, freshman walk-on quarterback — made a remarkable impression on Georgia’s defense. He once went 17-for-18 against the first-team defense.
“No one has ever done that,” defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter said. “I hated playing against him.”
Bennett’s really made an impression on Ledbetter.
“I got juked. He broke my ankles,” Ledbetter said. “He can go to any school in the country and play. Any school. He’s an undersized guy, but he can make everything happen. I love him, I’m glad he’s coming back. I wish I was still going to be here for it because he would make me better. He made me better last year.”
All of which makes you wonder about his Juco numbers this season, which were nothing to write home about: in 12 games, 16 TDs, 14 INTs, 1,840 passing yards and a 56% completion percentage. Sure, he was throwing to less skilled receivers, but he was also working against less skilled defenses. Still, it’s pretty clear Kirby wanted him and his teammates love him. Welcome back, dude.