Former Georgia WR shares 2016 DM from Stetson Bennett about Auburn
Way back in 2016, not many people, even in college football, knew about Stetson Bennett IV. That’s why he reached out to a wide receiver who would eventually commit to Georgia.
Jeremiah Holloman, who eventually played at Georgia before he was dismissed from the team and transfer to Florida International, this weekend recalled a direct message he received from Bennett where he asked to be introduced to a coach at Auburn. Holloman added in a tweet on Sunday morning, “I think they know you now lol.”
Bennett on Saturday passed for 240 yards and a touchdown, and appeared to put a firm grip on the quarterback job for No. 4 Georgia after the Bulldogs rolled past No. 7 Auburn 27-6 in Sanford Stadium. Bennett was 17-of-28 passing, including a 21-yard touchdown to George Pickens.
After the game, Bennett simply said “pretty cool” after he improbably took over the starting job following an offseason when Georgia looked to replace Jake Fromm with the likes of Jamie Newman, D’Wan Mathis or JT Daniels. Bennett wasn’t in the mix until he stepped in last week at Arkansas and got the offense back on track.
“The Mailman” is a growing folk hero for Georgia after that nickname came from his high school days when he wore a U.S. Postal Service cap in an effort to get noticed. He initially walked on at Georgia, left for a junior college, and then returned.
“My goal was always to start here,” Bennett told reporters after the game. “That’s why I came here in the first place.”
— Jeremiah Holloman (@Obey_Classics) October 4, 2020