BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (WSAV) – Most people will tell you there is no place like home, and for Stetson Bennett, that’s Blackshear, Georgia.
“All these people — I am who I am because of them,” said Bennett, the former University of Georgia quarterback and Pierce County alum.
The feelings Bennett has for his hometown are mutual.
“Stetson is an unbelievable guy,” Brandon Jernigan, the Pierce County High School athletic director, said. “To know Stetson is to love Stetson.”
For that reason, many people will be glued to a TV this weekend, waiting to see what will be the next step in Bennett’s career.
“It just makes our hearts explode to see Stetson out there because he’s ours,” said Rhonda Bennett, a Blackshear native.
Some NFL analysts have the two-time national champion as a day-three pick. Regardless of where and when Bennett gets selected, the city of Blackshear will always root for him.