Georgia backup quarterback Hutson Mason will turn 22 on Friday.
A day later, he could get into his first game since the 2011 SEC championship loss to LSU.
‚ÄúIt has been a long time,‚Äù senior quarterback Aaron Murray said. ‚ÄúI always joke with him that I want to come back next year after you get hit for an entire game and just see how much pain you‚Äôre in. I don‚Äôt even remember the last time he‚Äôs been hit. We were actually joking about this a few weeks ago. He hasn‚Äôt been hit in a while.‚Äù
Mason redshirted last season as a junior.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a backup starter, man, in my eyes,‚Äù receiver Rantavious Wooten said. ‚ÄúThe guy definitely can play anywhere else and start. Just unfortunate for him in the position he‚Äôs in, it‚Äôs never a good thing to sub out and switch quarterbacks like that and just play around with your quarterbacks. You want to have a solidified quarterbacks and that‚Äôs been Murray for four seasons.‚Äù
Murray said Mason ‚Äúis more than ready,‚Äù to play. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs been ready for a while.‚Äù