Gunner Stockton

American football player

Gunner Stockton
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 14
MajorSport Management
Personal information
Born:Tiger, Georgia, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
CollegeGeorgia (2022–present)
Bowl games
  • 2023 Orange Bowl
High schoolRabun County (GA)
  • Stats at

Gunner Duvall Stockton is an American football quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Early life and high school

Stockton was born in Tiger, Georgia.[1] He began playing quarterback for his youth football team at age six.[2] He attended Rabun County High School and played baseball and football; he was a two-time baseball All-American but was best in football.[3] As a freshman, Stockton earned the football team's starting quarterback job and led them to a region championship and state playoff quarterfinals appearance.[4] That season, he threw for 2,917 yards and 34 touchdowns to only six interceptions while completing 65 percent of his passes, additionally running for 709 yards and 17 touchdowns with an average of 6.8 yards-per-carry.[4] He was named the Football Player of the Year by newspaper Now Habersham for his performance.[4]

Stockton became highly recruited and was invited to the 2022 All-American Bowl after his freshman season.[5][6] As a sophomore in 2019, he threw for 3,472 yards and 43 touchdowns while running for 1,179 yards and 16 scores.[7] He became a five-star recruit for the Class of 2022 and was ranked the best dual-threat quarterback nationally 247Sports.[7] Prior to the 2020 season, Stockton's junior year, he committed to play college football for the South Carolina Gamecocks over the Georgia Bulldogs.[8] In 2020, he threw for 3,128 yards and 45 touchdowns and ran for 1,581 yards and a further 26 touchdowns, helping Rabun County reach the state playoff semifinals with a 12–2 record.[3][9]

After South Carolina dismissed coaches Will Muschamp and Mike Bobo, Stockton flipped his commitment to Georgia.[10] As a senior in 2021, he led them to the state playoff quarterfinals again with a 12–2 record while throwing for 4,134 yards, 55 touchdowns and only one interception, being named All-State for the fourth time in his career and being named the Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year.[3][11] He set the state records in passing touchdowns, total passing and rushing touchdowns and combined passing and rushing yards.[11] He totaled 13,562 passing yards and 177 passing touchdowns at Rabun County while also running for 4,372 yards and 77 touchdowns in his career.[3]

College career

Stockton enrolled early at Georgia in January 2022.[3][12][13] He redshirted as a true freshman in 2022, completing one pass for nine yards in the annual G-Day intrasquad game.[3] He was a member of their 2022 national championship team.[14] In the 2023 G-Day game, he completed 13-of-22 pass attempts for 144 yards, no touchdown and an interception while running for one score.[15] He battled Carson Beck and Brock Vandagriff for a starting role in the 2023 season, with Beck winning and Stockton being the third-string behind Vandagriff.[16][14] He made his collegiate debut in a win over the UT Martin Skyhawks, completing three-of-five passes for 29 yards.[3][17] Stockton saw further action in games against Ball State and UAB, ending the year with six completions on nine attempts for 52 yards with an interception.[18]


  1. ^ "Gunner Stockton". ESPN.
  2. ^ Krohn, Adam (September 17, 2021). "For Rabun's Stockton, it's championship or 'bust'". The Atlanta Constitution. p. C10 – via Open access icon
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Gunner Stockton". Georgia Bulldogs.
  4. ^ a b c Carter, Brian (November 29, 2018). "Football Player of the Year: Gunner Stockton". Now Habersham.
  5. ^ Carter, Brian (February 21, 2019). "Rabun's Stockton becomes youngest ever invite to U.S. Army All-American Bowl". Now Habersham.
  6. ^ Chavanelle, Nikki (March 5, 2019). "Razorbacks Offer Stud 2022 Quarterback Gunner Stockton".
  7. ^ a b Hadley, Greg (August 23, 2020). "What they're saying about QB Gunner Stockton, SC's new five-star recruit". The State. p. B3 – via Open access icon
  8. ^ Van Haaren, Tom (August 20, 2020). "Gunner Stockton, ESPN Junior 300 QB, commits to South Carolina". ESPN.
  9. ^ Boynton, Eric (January 30, 2021). "Former USC QB commit going to Georgia". Anderson Independent-Mail. p. B2 – via Open access icon
  10. ^ Crowell, Evan (January 22, 2022). "Freshman Faces: Gunner Stockton". Sports Illustrated.
  11. ^ a b "Stockton named Gatorade POY". Now Habersham. December 8, 2021.
  12. ^ Dasher, Anthony (February 14, 2022). "Early Enrollee Focus: Gunner Stockton".
  13. ^ Reno, Harrison (December 21, 2021). "Top Georgia Signee To Start Bowl Practice". Sports Illustrated.
  14. ^ a b Cobb, David (August 19, 2023). "Georgia names Carson Beck starting QB: Kirby Smart goes with veteran as Dawgs eye historic three-peat". CBS Sports.
  15. ^ "Gunner Stockton". The Atlanta Constitution. April 20, 2023. p. B5 – via Open access icon
  16. ^ Kirby II, Christian (August 4, 2023). "Making the Case: Why Each Quarterback Should Earn the Start For Georgia". Sports Illustrated.
  17. ^ Cheek, Wade (September 7, 2023). "Stockton makes UGA football debut in win over UT Martin". The Clayton Tribune.
  18. ^ "Gunner Stockton 2023 Gamelog". Sports Reference. Retrieved November 30, 2023.

External links

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