IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-17-22)
Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-17-22)
"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"
Last week, Georgia won college football's national title game in Indianapolis. Georgia quarterback, Stetson Bennett, was named offensive MVP of the game.
It is not unusual for the quarterback to win such a prestigious honor, but what is unusual was Bennett's road to victory.
He walked on at his dream college, Georgia, and during his freshman season he saw no playing time. Despite being a successful high school athlete, many thought he was too short to play quarterback.
He transferred to Jones County Junior College for his sophomore year to work on his game. He then signed with Georgia again and served as a backup for the next three seasons.
This past year, Bennett earned the starting position after an injury sidelined starter JT Daniels. Bennett was ready when the opportunity came! He led the Bulldogs to the title game after an exceptional season.
There will always be naysayers and challenges to reaching your dreams. Bennett proved so many people wrong. After the title game he said about his victory, "I hope it gives someone a little hope. Keep your mouth shut, work hard. Life is tough. Work through it."
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