Stetson Bennett selected by Rams in fourth round of 2023 NFL Draft
Stetson Bennett, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, has been selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft (128th overall).
From the east coast to the west coast.
Congratulations, @StetsonIV!#GoDawgs | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/24ZyI2KDm7
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) April 29, 2023
Congrats @StetsonIV !! So excited for you to be a part of the @RamsNFL You meant so much to this program & I’m thankful for your time in Athens. What a story! You’re going to make a great man, great leader & great person. Dawg Nation loves you. GO DAWGS !!
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) April 29, 2023
Stetson Bennett led the Georgia Bulldogs to their second-consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship in 2022 with a 65-7 win over the TCU Horned Frogs. Bennett was named the offensive MVP of that game and the offensive MVP in the semifinal win over the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Bennett finished the 2022 season with 310 completions on 454 attempts with 4,127 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also rushed 57 times for 205 yards and 10 touchdowns. For his efforts, Bennett was named a Heisman Trophy finalist and the winner of the Burlsworth Trophy, an annual award presented to the most outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on.
In his four seasons played in Athens, Bennett completed 601-of-923 passes for 8,428 yards and 66 touchdowns. He also rushed 141 times for 530 yards and 14 touchdowns.
A native of Blackshear, Ga. (Pierce County High School), Stetson Bennett began his career with the Georgia Bulldogs as a walk-on in 2017. Following the 2017 season, he transferred to Jones College in Mississippi in search of more playing time.
Stetson Bennett returned to Athens in 2019 and played in five games. The following season in 2020, he came off of the bench to replace D’Wan Mathis and then started the next five games.
In 2021, Stetson Bennett guided the Georgia Bulldogs to a 33-18 College Football National Championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. It was the first national championship for the Bulldogs since the 1980 season.
The NFL has not released the 2023 schedule yet, but will likely do that the week of May 8. However, the Rams’ opponents for the 2023 season have been set and can be viewed at the link below:
2023 Los Angeles Rams Schedule