Could dark horse candidate Carson Beck become UGA’s first Heisman since Herschel Walker?

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The Georgia Bulldogs are preparing for a run at their third national title in a row, which would make them the first program to do so in the modern era.

They’re led by Carson Beck, who takes over for Stetson Bennett, a player many consider to be one of, if not the greatest player in UGA’s history. To say expectations are high would be an understatement. Beck has some enormous shoes to fill.

However, up to this point, Beck has done nothing but impress. He’s got all the talent in the world but what separates the good from the great is the intangibles, which Beck apparently has in spades. His receiving core is as loaded as ever, but more importantly, his offensive line might be the best in the country. Carson Beck has everything he needs in Athens to succeed. The goal is a national championship; a byproduct of that could potentially be a Heisman trophy for the quarterback.

Could Carson Beck become UGA’s first Heisman since Herschel Walker?

Beck’s predecessor, Stetson Bennett, finished last year as a Heisman finalist but was beat out by Caleb Williams. The Mailman ended up finishing fourth behind C.J. Stroud and Max Duggan.

Bennett was the first Georgia player since Garrison Hearst to be a Heisman finalist when he finished with over 1,800 yards and 21 touchdowns in 1992.

As of right now, Carson Beck is a long shot behind several other signal callers around the country, currently sitting at +1800 odds, according to BetMGM:

Caleb Williams USC +500
Jayden Daniels LSU +900
Quinn Ewers Texas +1100
Michael Penix Jr. Washington +1200
Cade Klubnik Clemson +1400
Jordan Travis Florida State +1600
Sam Hartman Notre Dame +1600
Bo Nix Oregon +1600
J.J. McCarthy Michigan +1600
Drake Maye North Carolina +1800
Carson Beck Georgia +1800

Beck could become the first Heisman since Herschel Walker won it in 1982 when he ran for 1,752 yards and 16 touchdowns. Carson Beck will be forever immortalized if he wins a Heisman or a national championship. Both are possibilities for the Jacksonville native.

Photographer: John Adams/Icon Sportswire


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