Stetson Bennett named a Manning Award finalist
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Stetson Bennett named a Manning Award finalist

Stetson Bennett
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UGA football senior quarterback Stetson Bennett has been named a finalist for the 2022 Manning Award, the Allstate Sugar Bowl has announced.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that takes the candidates’ bowl performances into consideration in its balloting.

Stetson Bennett is one of 11 finalists for the Manning Award this season. The other finalists include Max Duggan (Sr., TCU), Sam Hartman (Jr., Wake Forest), Hendon Hooker (Sr., Tennessee), Drake Maye (Fr., North Carolina), Bo Nix (Sr., Oregon), Michael Penix Jr. (Sr., Washington), Will Rogers (Jr., Mississippi State), C.J. Stroud (So., Ohio State), Caleb Williams (So., USC), and Bryce Young (Jr., Alabama).

“We have an exceptional group of quarterbacks as our finalists for this year’s Manning Award,” said Archie Manning. “These young men have shown they can do it all on the football field. And most importantly, they win. Five will be playing for conference championships this weekend and all 11 have their teams headed to bowl games this year.”

The winner of the 2022 Manning Award will be announced after the bowls in January.

So far in 2022, Stetson Bennett has led the Bulldogs to a 12-0 record. He has completed 246-of-366 passes for 3,151 yards and 16 touchdowns. Bennett has also rushed 45 times for 190 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Bulldogs’ are next scheduled to face the 14th-ranked LSU Tigers in the 2022 SEC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The game will be televised by CBS at 4:00pm ET.

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