ATHENS -- Michael Bennett’s situation is really interesting because a lot of people seem to have forgotten that he actually led the team in receptions (32), yards (320) and touchdown catches (5) when he went down with a season-ending knee injury in Week 6 during practice for the South Carolina game.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior has since gotten back to full speed and will be a big part of the wide receiver rotation that Georgia will spring on Clemson Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Bennett reflected on having his season snuffed out just as it appeared he was heading toward a special year.
“It was real surreal how well I was doing,” he said. “You want to have that kind of confidence and know that you can do that. But to see yourself among the top five receivers in the SEC and leading the team in receptions, it was kind of surreal. You’ve got to stay grounded and I feel like my torn ACL grounded me pretty well [laughs]. Hopefully I can pick it up this year.
AJC reporter Tim Tucker spent a little time with Bennett earlier this week and you’ll be able to read his tomorrow night online or in the Friday’s print edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.