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Georgia lands Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman

Newman will have one year of eligibility remaining and will compete for the starting QB spot.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Just two days after Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm announced he was heading to the NFL draft, the Bulldogs might have landed their quarterback of the future.

Jamie Newman of Wake Forest will join the Georgia football program after spending the last two years as the starter for the Demon Deacons.

Newman started 16 games over the last two seasons and completed 60.9% of his passes for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also ran for 574 yards and six scores giving Georgia a dual-threat quarterback to work with next season.

He ranked second in the ACC in total yardage at 268.8 yards per game and fifth in passing at 252.7 yards per game.

Newman announced via Twitter that he was joining the Georgia Football program.

Credit: Jeremy Brevard
Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback Jamie Newman (12) passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

He has enrolled in classes at Georgia and will be eligible for spring practice. Georgia also has junior Stetson Bennett, red-shirt freshman D'Wan Mathis, and incoming freshman Carson Beck out of Florida at the quarterback position.


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