Watch UGA QB Stetson Bennett Hit “Good Morning America” in Fine Form After a Very Long Night
Bennett finished 17-for-26 for 224 yards with two touchdowns as the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18
Like Alabama’s Mac Jones did last year and LSU’s Joe Burrow did the year before, quarterback Stetson Bennett celebrated with a cigar after winning the CFP National Championship Game on Monday night.
Bennett, who finished 17-for-26 for 224 yards with two touchdowns as the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, apparently kept that celebration going into the wee hours of the morning, as he appeared to still be a bit tipsy during an early appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday.
Speaking to the hosts of the show, Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts, Bennett admitted to getting very little sleep after Georgia’s big win, though it certainly seemed like he got plenty of drinks handed to him after helping the Dawgs secure UGA’s first national title since 1980.
Bennett, a former walk-on who took over the starting job after top prospect JT Daniels was injured, is a fifth-year senior who has one more year of eligibility because of COVID-19. Not regarded as a top prospect for the NFL, Bennett could come back for a sixth season after being named the offensive MVP of both the Orange Bowl semifinal and the national championship game.
When asked about his future on Tuesday morning, Bennett was a bit tight-lipped about what’s to come.
“I’m here to play football for the University of Georgia,” Bennett said. “Once that’s over, whatever my interest will be — which is hard, when you’re playing college football, because you don’t get the internships. You don’t get all that stuff. You don’t get the time off that other students get. But once that is over with — I’m majoring in economics, I’d like to go to law school. But for the next year I’m gonna play football. I’ve got a decent amount of years. Hopefully, I live until at least 80. So, we’ll say 60 years to not play football. I’m going to play football this year — we’ll see where. We will see if I can trust the decisions made by the staff, and we will see where I’m going to play. But right now I’m enjoying this national championship and the next part, who knows.”
After starting the season at No. 5 and spending eight weeks as the top-ranked team in the nation, Georgia finished No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. Alabama is ranked No. 2. The Bulldogs (14-1) and Crimson Tide (13-2) were the only teams to be ranked No. 1 this season.
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