Los Angeles, Ca. - University of Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has not had to sit in front of a microphone since coming to UGA, but Thursday he faced the media in his first official press conference. Kirby Smart has set a policy where freshmen athletes do not do interviews. Fromm says it has helped him stayed focus.
"I was kind of enjoying it. It didn't make anything feel too big. When you don't talk, it doesn't make you think about things," says Fromm.
The freshman took the starting quarterback role in just the second game of the season, once starter Jacob Eason was injured. Fromm did not give up that role once Eason was healthy again.
"If you had told me this season was going to be written this way, I would not have believed you for one minute. I'm extremely thankful for the way it turned out for me, but, man, this has been an incredible experience and one that I'm just trying to keep improving and keep getting better from," says Fromm.
The freshman phenom won't be alone out in Pasadena, he says he'll have plenty of family at the Rose Bowl game to cheer him on.
"I know just about everybody I talked to said they're going to try to come out here and make the trip. I know my family's bringing a crowd, so you'll see a lot of Fromms and Haskins out there," says Fromm.
UGA takes on Oklahoma January 1st in the Rose Bowl game. The winner earns a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship game scheduled for January 8th in Atlanta.