Stetson Bennett shares how small-town values in Blackshear taught him how to treat people
Stetson Bennett is quickly becoming a spokesman for South Georgia as a proud native of Blackshear, which he revealed on Tuesday morning has all of 4 stoplights.
But the national championship quarterback for Georgia also shared what his hometown did to teach him values like how to treat people, and how your successes and failures spread quickly.
“Just like every small town, just like Coach Smart,” Bennett said. “Everybody who grew up in South Georgia or (a) small town knows what it’s like to grow up in a small town. Everybody knows everybody. You make a mistake, everybody knows about it. You’re successful, everybody knows about it. You’re good to people, everybody knows about it. So when you’re raised in a good family in a small town, like I was, you don’t really know what the world is like outside of that. But you do know once you leave there, how to treat people.”
Bennett again shared how proud he is to be from Blackshear, and what it’s taught him.
“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them,” he said.
Stetson Bennett’s words on being raised in small town Georgia hit home.
Whole lotta love in rural Georgia. https://t.co/wJUDkZWeWx
— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) January 11, 2022