HOOVER, Ala. — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm handled his SEC Media Days appearance similar to how he operates in the pocket on Saturdays.
Calm, cool and collected, Fromm provided quick, efficient answers to a barrage of questions without stumbling.
UGA coach Kirby Smart has come to expect as much from Fromm, on and off the field.
“He leads the right way, does everything you ask him to do, enjoys the game of football,” Smart said Tuesday at the podium in the Wynfrey Hotel. “When you go out to practice every day, this guy’s got a smile on his face, he’s competing, he’s challenging people.
“He challenges me day in and day out. I know defensively we try to stop him, and he does a tremendous job.”
Fromm has done such a good job that his name has come up among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy.
Fromm, however, showed no interest when asked about his potential to win the coveted award.
“For me it’s about staying focused, how can I make this team be the best team it can be, and how can I win a football game” Fromm said. “That’s what I’m focused on, being the best teammate I can be.
“So I’m not really worried about that. I’m trying to take my team to win every single week and go into camp and get ready for Vanderbilt.”
The Bulldogs open the season on Aug. 31 in Nashville against the Commodores.
Smart said Fromm’s work ethic and enthusiasm has been infectious, which is one of the characteristics of a great leader.
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