Bryce Young, Stetson Bennett Take Different Paths to College Football Playoff Stage

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FILE – Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (9) works against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game Dec. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Alabama’s Bryce Young seemed destined to become a Heisman Trophy winner since middle school.

Georgia’s Stetson Bennett appeared better suited to play in the Sun Belt than the Southeastern Conference —- even when he returned to Georgia as a scholarship player in 2020.

On Monday night, the former five-star and the former walk-on arrive at the same destination when No. 1 Alabama faces No. 3 Georgia in the College Football Playoff championship game.

While their experiences have been vastly different, Bennett and Young share at least two obvious traits.

Both are undersized, listed at 5-foot-11 and under 200 pounds. More importantly, they are both confident that they are exactly where they are meant to be.

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