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Georgia’s Stetson Bennett Named Walter Camp National Player Of The Week
ATHENS, Ga. --- Bulldog senior quarterback Stetson Bennett has been named the Walter Camp National FBS Offensive Player of the Week, according to an announcement Sunday.
Bennett, a native of Blackshear, Ga., led third-ranked Georgia over 11th-ranked Oregon 49-3 in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to give him 15 career wins as a starter.
Bennett was 25 for 31 (80.6 percent) for a career-high 368 yards and two touchdowns to go along with one rushing score. Assuming the spot behind center for three-plus quarters against the Ducks, Bennett helped the Bulldogs go 8-for-8 on third downs while he was in as 11 different Georgia players hauled in catches in the season opener.
Bennett is the first Bulldog since former Georgia linebacker and current Miami Dolphin Channing Tindall late last season to earn Walter Camp weekly honors. While Bennett is the 11th Georgia player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors in history, he is the first player on offense since Todd Gurley in 2014.
Georgia takes on Samford (1-0, 0-0 Southern Conference) in Athens at Sanford Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the SEC Network will televise the matchup.