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Fox News
Fox News
29 Apr 2023

The Los Angeles Rams are betting Stetson Bennett will prove the doubters wrong in his professional career, much like he did as a college athlete. 

The Rams selected Bennett with the 128th pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, making Bennett the seventh quarterback taken in the draft. 

Stetson Bennett at the NFL Combine

Quarterback Stetson Bennett of Georgia participates in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium March 4, 2023, in Indianapolis.  (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The fourth-round pick enters the NFL after an illustrious college career at the University of Georgia, winning back-to-back national championships and going 29-3 as the starting quarterback. 


"Congrats [Stetson Bennett] !! So excited for you to be a part of the [Los Angeles Rams]," Georgia head coach Kirby Smart posted to Twitter. "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 !!"

Bennett’s story is one that sounds like a movie after he walked on at Georgia, playing one year of junior college football and then returning to Athens to bring two championships to Georgia. 

Stetson Bennett holds up the championship trophy

Quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) of the Georgia Bulldogs holds up the championship trophy after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7 to win the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Jan. 9, 2023.  (Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

In January’s national championship game against TCU, Bennett was brilliant, completing 18 of 25 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for two more scores. 

But the past few months have been challenging for Bennett, who was arrested in January for public intoxication. 

Stetson Bennett receives his 2022 championship ring

Former University of Georgia QB Stetson Bennett, right, receives his 2022 national championship ring during the G-Day Red and Black Spring Game April 15, 2023, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.  (John Adams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

"It was a mistake that everybody’s aware of," Bennett said in March, according to NBC Sports. "I understand why that can’t happen. I’ve talked to coaches about it, talked to GMs. I’ve apologized to my family. That’s who I felt worse about; I felt like I let them down, because no matter where I go now [people are going to know about it]. 

"Even without all this, I’ve got an obligation. I’m the fourth [Stetson Bennett]. You can’t do that if you’re last name is Bennett. I know better."

Bennett will be behind Matthew Stafford in Los Angeles, who played in just nine games last year due to injury. 

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.