Carson Beck named UGA football's starting quarterback
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Carson Beck named UGA football’s starting quarterback

Carson Beck
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Carson Beck, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior, has been named UGA football’s starting quarterback in 2023, according to an announcement from head coach Kirby Smart on Saturday.

Smart made the announcement following Georgia’s second scrimmage of fall camp. Beck won the starting job over redshirt sophomore Brock Vandagriff and redshirt freshman Gunner Stockton.

Carson Beck signed with Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs and enrolled in January 2020. He saw his first action in the fourth quarter of the Missouri game that season, but did not attempt any passes.

In 2021, Beck saw limited action behind Stetson Bennett, but he did complete 10-of-23 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Last season Beck again played behind Bennett and recorded 26 completions on 35 attempts, 310 yards, and four touchdowns.

Here’s is more info on Beck’s 2022 season from UGA Athletics:

Played in seven games total…completed 26 of 35 passes for 310 yards and four TDs…completed five of six passes for 71 yards, including an 18-yard TD toss, as a reserve QB in season-opening win vs. No. 11 Oregon…was 5-for-7 passing for 52 yards vs. Samford…5-of-6 for 55 yards against South Carolina, including a 28-yard TD pass…completed eight of 11 passes for 98 yards and two TDs in win over Vanderbilt…also had a 13-yard rush vs. the Commodores…completed two of three passes for 31 yards in substantial action against TCU in the National Championship Game.

The back-to-back national champion Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to open the 2023 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. (Buy Tickets).

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