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Carson Beck

Carson Beck
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 15
PositionQuarterback
Class
Redshirt
Redshirt
Junior
MajorSport Management
Personal information
Born: (2002-11-19) November 19, 2002 (age 21)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolMandarin (Jacksonville)
Career highlights and awards

Carson Raine Beck (born November 19, 2002) is an American football quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Early years

Beck was born on November 19, 2002, in Jacksonville, Florida.[1] He attended Mandarin High School and was named the 2018 Florida Mr. Football after throwing for 3,546 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior.[2][3] Beck led Mandarin to a Florida State Championship, throwing for five touchdowns in the game.[4] As a senior, he recorded 1,843 yards and 20 touchdowns on 278 completions.[2] Beck was originally committed to Alabama before decommitting and committing to play college football at the University of Georgia.[5]

College career

2020–2022

As a freshman, Beck entered the season as the backup in a quarterback room including Stetson Bennett, JT Daniels, and D'Wan Mathis. Beck made his first appearance against Missouri in the fourth quarter. The following season, Beck threw his first career touchdown pass in a 56–7 victory over UAB.[6] Beck played in three games, throwing for 176 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.[7] Beck entered the 2022 season as the second-string quarterback, serving as the backup for Bennett. He appeared in the first three games of the season totaling 178 yards and two touchdowns.[8] Against Vanderbilt, Beck would tally two touchdowns and 98 yards.[9]

2023

Entering the 2023 season, Beck was named the week one starter against UT Martin.[10][11][12] In his first game as a starter, he threw for 294 yards and a touchdown, adding another touchdown rushing in a 48–7 victory.[13][14] The following week against Ball State, Beck tallied 283 yards and two touchdowns, leading Georgia to a 45–3 win.[15] In his first career SEC start, he threw for 269 yards leading Georgia to a 24–14 come-from-behind victory against South Carolina.[16] The next week against UAB, Beck threw for a then career-high 337 yards and combined for four total touchdowns, three passing and one rushing, in a 49–21 triumph.[17][18] Against Auburn the following week, Beck made his first career road start, throwing for 313 yards and the go-ahead touchdown, a 40-yard pass to Brock Bowers, leading Georgia to a 27–20 win.[19] In his first career start against a ranked opponent, he threw for 389 yards and four touchdowns in a 51–13 rout of No. 20 Kentucky.[20] As a result of his performance, he was named the co-SEC offensive player of the week.[21][22] Against Florida, Beck threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns in a 43–20 win.[23][24][25] Against No. 12 Missouri the following week, Beck recorded 21 completions for 254 yards and two touchdowns, resulting in a 30–21 victory.[26]

During the 2023 regular season, Beck led Georgia to a 12–1 record, finishing the year with 22 passing touchdowns and 3,738 passing yards.[27] In the 2023 Orange Bowl, he threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, helping lead Georgia to the largest margin of victory in any bowl game at the FBS level with a 63–3 rout of Florida State.[28] Following the conclusion of the season, Beck announced that he would return the following season rather than enter the 2024 NFL draft.[29][30][31]

Beck finished the 2023 season throwing for 3,941 yards and recording 28 total touchdowns.[32]

Statistics

Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Record Comp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int Rate Att Yards Avg TD
Georgia Bulldogs
2020 Redshirt Redshirt
2021 4 0 0–0 10 23 43.5 176 7.7 2 2 119.1 5 15 3.0 0
2022 7 0 0–0 26 35 74.3 310 8.9 4 0 186.4 7 43 6.1 0
2023 14 14 13–1 302 417 72.4 3,941 9.5 24 6 167.9 59 117 2.0 4
Career 25 14 13−1 338 475 71.2 4,427 9.3 30 8 166.9 71 175 2.5 4

References

  1. ^ "Carson Beck, QB Georgia". dynastyleaguefootball.com. Retrieved November 21, 2023.
  2. ^ a b McCurley, Lance (June 3, 2020). "First Year Look: Carson Beck". Bulldawg Illustrated. Retrieved July 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Barney, Justin; Freeman, Clayton (December 22, 2018). "Mandarin's Beck wins Mr. Football". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  4. ^ Sudge, Brandon (September 13, 2021). "Before Georgia faces UAB, meet QB Carson Beck from someone who knows him best". Macon.com. Retrieved July 26, 2023.
  5. ^ Bean, Josh (June 30, 2019). "Why 4-star QB Carson Beck flipped from Bama to Georgia". AL.com. Retrieved November 30, 2022.
  6. ^ Newberry, Paul (September 11, 2021). "Super Sub: Bennett 5 TD passes, No. 2 Georgia routs UAB 56-7". AP NEWS. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Weiszer, Marc (August 20, 2022). "Who's got next at QB for UGA behind Stetson Bennett? Kirby Smart explains what goes into it". Online Athens. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  8. ^ Towers, Chip (September 19, 2022). "Georgia QB Carson Beck getting plenty of work". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  9. ^ Williams, Jonathan (October 16, 2022). "Carson Beck Shows What Future Could Be". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  10. ^ Stephenson, Creg (August 19, 2023). "Carson Beck named Georgia's starting quarterback". al. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  11. ^ "QB Beck succeeding Bennett as Georgia starter". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 19, 2023. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  12. ^ Newberry, Paul (August 28, 2023). "No one in college football has bigger shoes to fill than Georgia's Carson Beck". ABC News. Retrieved August 31, 2023.
  13. ^ Odum, Charles (September 2, 2023). "Beck throws and runs for TDs to launch new era as No. 1 Georgia rolls past UT-Martin 48-7". ABC News. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  14. ^ Lamar, Joey (September 3, 2023). "UGA wins season opener as Beck throws for nearly 300 yards". WSAV-TV. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  15. ^ "Carson Beck: 'Everything was better' for Georgia offense in 45-3 win over Ball State". 95.5 WSB. September 9, 2023. Retrieved September 10, 2023.
  16. ^ Fornelli, Tom (September 16, 2023). "Georgia vs. South Carolina score, takeaways: Dawgs stumble early, dominate second half behind Carson Beck". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 16, 2023.
  17. ^ Frierson, John (September 23, 2023). "Carson Beck's career-high passing game leads Georgia past UAB". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  18. ^ "Beck throws 3 TDs, Dogs hold off UAB". AccessWDUN. September 23, 2023. Retrieved September 24, 2023 – via Georgia Sports Communications.
  19. ^ Zenor, John (September 30, 2023). "Beck-to-Bowers combo rallies No. 1 Georgia to 27-20 win over Auburn". ABC News. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
  20. ^ Henry, George (October 7, 2023). "Beck, Bowers pace No. 1 Georgia's offensive attack in dominant victory over No. 20 Kentucky". ABC News. Retrieved October 8, 2023.
  21. ^ Riley, Connor (October 10, 2023). "How baseball helps Carson Beck best handle the pressure of being Georgia's quarterback". WGAU. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  22. ^ "SEC Football Players of the Week: Week 6". SECSports.com. October 9, 2023. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  23. ^ "Carson Beck shines in homecoming as No. 1 Georgia routs Florida". Big News Network. October 29, 2023. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  24. ^ Smits, Garry (October 28, 2023). "The Bulldogs' Day of Beck-oning: Mandarin graduate Carson Beck leads a 43-20 rout of Gators". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  25. ^ Burns, Gabriel (October 28, 2023). "Carson Beck's triumphant homecoming latest sign he can be championship QB". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved October 29, 2023.
  26. ^ Rosa, Francisco (November 4, 2023). "Carson Beck Impresses CFB Fans With Strong Showing as Georgia Beats Missouri". Bleacher Report. Retrieved November 5, 2023.
  27. ^ "Carson Beck confirms he'll play in Orange Bowl, unsure about future beyond that". WGAU. December 18, 2023. Retrieved December 18, 2023.
  28. ^ James, John (December 30, 2023). "Beck, Bulldogs cruise to Orange Bowl victory". The Red and Black. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  29. ^ Emerson, Seth. "Carson Beck returning for Georgia's 2024 season". The Athletic. Retrieved December 18, 2023.
  30. ^ "Georgia quarterback Carson Beck announces he's returning for 2024 season". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved December 19, 2023.
  31. ^ "Dawg stays: QB Beck says he's returning to UGA". ESPN.com. December 18, 2023. Retrieved December 19, 2023.
  32. ^ Burns, Gabriel. "'He's going to win the Heisman:' Carson Beck, Georgia offense primed for big 2024". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
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