ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - If they gave out an award for the most patient player, Georgia's Hutson Mason would surely be one of the top contenders.
Four years after he signed with the Bulldogs, the quarterback job is finally his.
Mason was a backup through most of his career, but he got a head-start on his new role late last season when four-year starter Aaron Murray went down with a knee injury.
In the final two games of a disappointing 8-5 season, Mason gave his teammates plenty of reason to be hopeful. He completed 43 of 75 passes for 619 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Georgia starts the season with two of its toughest games. The Bulldogs host Clemson on Aug. 30, then travel to South Carolina for the crucial SEC opener.
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