Georgian Stetson Bennett IV and his Bulldogs teammates have much to celebrate following their national championship victory over Alabama in January 2022.
The 23-year-old quarterback, a former substitute who started the season as a substitute, threw two touchdown passes in the final nine minutes of the game, helping Georgia win their first league title since 1980 by beating Alabama 33-18.
“I wasn’t going to be the reason we lost this game,” Stetson said. “This is the thing that the coach [Kirby] Smart and the whole team preached all year: resilience, tenacity, composure, connection. I knew those guys next to me were supporting me, and I was supporting too. “
With a Championship title now added to his trophy case, Bennett will likely enjoy some post-game celebrations with his loved ones, which will likely include his family – he’s the oldest of five – and his girlfriend Cameron Liss, who was seen participating in the title game from the Indianapolis stands.
A compatriot originally from Georgia, it appears that Liss and Bennett have been dating for a few years, according to social media posts. In February 2021, Bennett posted a birthday tribute to Liss on Instagram.
“Happy birthday honey! The past year has been a roller coaster for both of us and I thank God we’ve been side by side during all of this. Now let’s go get some good food and celebrate,” he said. at the time.
In a November 2019 interview with UGA Today, Liss opened up about how her longtime love for the Bulldogs.
“I grew up in a Bulldog family. Both of my parents attended the UGA during the Herschel Walker era, so my whole family has a deep passion for the Dawgs, ”said Liss. “In addition, there are several former UGA students in my large extended family. I also had the joy of attending the UGA with two of my close cousins.
Liss studied biology and psychology, as well as a minor in Spanish, as part of her medical career. She enjoyed her volunteer time at the local Mercy Health Center and traveled to Guatemala on a medical mission during spring break in her sophomore year.
“I had taken mission trips in high school, and wanted to continue this work in college. In Guatemala, I lived with a traditional host family and volunteered at a local free clinic. While communicating only in Spanish, I screened the patients, helped organize the pharmacy, and followed up various doctors, ”she told UGA Today in November 2019.
In the months leading up to the 2022 Championship game, Bennett celebrated a Bulldogs victory in Georgia with Liss by his side.
“Undefeated at home,” the 5-foot-11 quarterback posted on Instagram in November 2021.
Like Liss, Bennett is also proud to give back to the community by co-founding the DGD Fund. Bennett’s cause is for the Boys and Girls Club of America, in particular.
“Growing up, my parents showed me what giving back to children can do for their future,” he said on the DGD Fund website. “By using this platform that has been offered to me, I want to help the next generation of children grow up in a place where the only decisive factor in their life’s success is the amount of work they put into it. “
While it remains to be seen what his future holds for him, one thing is for sure, Bennett has a support team in his corner.