11-yard shadow

WARNER ROBINS, GA – 'Phenom' is a word that gets tossed around too much these days, especially in sports.

The exception comes in the form of Jake Fromm, a 6’3 220-lb quarterback with an arm like Aaron Rodgers and the intangibles of Tom Brady. For four years, Fromm dazzled and tormented fans and opponents at Houston County High School, becoming one of the nation’s top recruits. He took his talents to Athens this past January and now is pinned in a serious quarterback battle for Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs.

But there’s also another QB in the family.

“I don’t like people comparing me to Jake and saying stuff,” said Dylan Fromm, Jake’s younger brother. “But I just got to go out there and play.”

Two years younger, Dylan Fromm lives in his big brother’s shadow. He’s tolerates the talk and to his credit doesn’t let it affect him.

“I don’t let it get to me just because I love Jake,” Dylan said. “I answer the questions. Sometimes I get tired of it but I can’t think like that.”

Even with big brother out of the house, Jake’s spotlight reaches hits the entire family.

“Now I’m Jake Fromm’s dad,” Emerson Fromm said. “I don’t want to be Jake Fromm’s dad. I want to be me. They’re the same way. They want to be their own people.”

‘They’ would be Jake’s younger twin brothers, Dylan and wide receiver Tyler. A starter last season at Houston County, Tyler enjoyed success with his big brother at quarterback. Dylan patiently waited his turn and now is faced with maintaining those high expectations of the Fromm name.

“You’re always having to live up to what brother did and all that kind of stuff,” said Warner Robins Head Football Coach Mike Chastain. “People compare you. Jake did this but you can’t do this. That’s tough.”

After transferring from HOCO to Warner Robins this spring, the Fromm twins began carving their own path.

See the full story tonight at 10 on FOX24.

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