Spring 2021 Magazine

Georgia QB Jake Fromm after Sugar Bowl win: 'I want to represent Christ the best I can'

If Georgia’s 26-14 victory over Baylor in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night ends up being quarterback Jake Fromm’s last game as a Bulldog, he could not have asked for a much better ending to his college career.

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Fromm completed 20 of 30 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as Georgia jumped out to a 19-0 advantage and led 26-7 midway through the third quarter. Twelve receptions, 175 yards and one touchdown went to freshman receiver George Pickens.

The win gave the No. 5 Bulldogs their second 12-win season in Fromm’s three years as the starting quarterback. He owns a 36-7 record with Georgia, including a berth in the 2018 national championship game and two appearances in the Sugar Bowl. His 8,236 passing yards rank fourth in school history and he is second in touchdown passes with 78.

Fromm spoke with ESPN’s Holly Rowe prior to the matchup with Baylor about the positivity his faith in Christ brings to his life. When Rowe asked him about a goal for 2020, his response was simple yet powerful.

“Let’s try to go and influence others, lead people to Jesus, and hopefully do the best we can with influencing them and hopefully shed a little light in their lives,” Fromm said.

With his junior season now complete, Fromm will decide whether to return to Georgia or enter the NFL draft, in which he is projected to be taken in the second or third round. Fromm spoke with Rowe again after the Sugar Bowl about how he wants to be remembered if this was the last time he puts on a Georgia uniform.

“I want to represent Christ the best I can,” Fromm said. “I hope I can reach and influence as many people as possible. I’m thankful to play here, this university is amazing. And to play here every single game, every single moment has been a blessing. I’m so thankful to be able to play here.”

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