ATHENS, Ga. — If you were one of the people getting lunch or maybe dinner at the Raising Cane’s drive-thru window in Athens on Thursday, you were not seeing things.
Yes, it really was “The Mailman” himself, Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett IV handing out orders at both the drive-thru and the counter at the restaurant on Baxter Street.
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Fresh off his National Championship game MVP award Monday night, Bennett signed a Name, Image and Likeness deal with the chicken finger restaurant chain and then spent a few hours at work Thursday afternoon at the Athens location.
Your QB goes to Disney after a Natty win, ours goes to work @raisingcanes #godawgs♬ Canes - Tommy LaFlare
The sight of Bennett handing out chicken surprised more than a few customers. It appears very few people had difficulty recognizing him without a helmet on.
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With a national championship now on his résumé, along with working at a chicken finger restaurant, Bennett has not decided yet where his future lies.
He still has a year of eligibility left.
The NCAA granted an extra year to players who were active during the pandemic shortened 2020 season meaning Bennett could still return to Athens if he chooses. It would be his sixth season.
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