Kirby Smart Praises Georgia Quarterback Jake Fromm’s Leadership
At this time last year, freshman quarterback Jake Fromm was finishing up his prep career at Houston County High.
Shortly thereafter, he enrolled in January of 2017 at the University of Georgia and was immersed in academics and football.
Ten short months later, Fromm has led the No. 1 ranked Bulldogs to a 9-0 record. He’s leading the SEC in passing efficiency and has shown a maturity well beyond his 19 years. The former four-star prep is 95-150 in passing for 1,459 yards, 15 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions.
Fromm simply has that ‘football savvy’, thrives under pressure and has earned the trust of his coaches and respect of his teammates.
During Coach Smart’s Tuesday press conference, he discussed Fromm’s freshman season and the success he’s had on the field.. He credited Fromm’s parents, Lee and Emerson Fromm and his upbringing in Warner Robins, for instilling the leadership qualities that DawgNation has been witnessing.
“That’s just his personality,” Smart stated. “He’s been that way his whole life. He’s got a lot of intangibles. He’s a good leader. He’s not afraid of competition. He played baseball. Kids that grew up playing multiple sports like that, they’ve just been around it. He’s not intimidated by the moment. That comes a lot from his upbringing and just his competitive nature.”
Georgia and Fromm face their toughest test this season when the Dawgs travel to the Plains and take on #10 Auburn in the ‘Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry’. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. ET and nationally televised on the CBS network.