Jake Fromm's family reacts to QB's college debut
ATHENS, GA -- The expected story line took an unanticipated turn on the second series of the season for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Starting QB Jacob Eason exited the game with a knee injury on UGA's second possession and did not return.
In stepped true freshman and Houston County alum Jake Fromm in front of 90,000 plus at Sanford Stadium.
Fromm did not disappoint. The freshman led Georgia on three scoring drives highlighted by a 34-yard second-quarter touchdown to Javon Wims as Georgia topped Appalachian State 31-10.
"I almost cried I was so nervous," said Jake's mother Lee Fromm. "I can't really say how proud I was at that moment."
In attendance for the debut was Fromm's immediate family. Their initial reaction to Jake's entrance focused more on Eason's exit.
"Obviously I didn't want it to go down like that," said Jake's father Emerson Fromm. "I figured we'd be up four touchdowns, they'd run him in there, and just get him some experience. Eason's a heck of a player. I hate it for him. I hope he's fine."
Eason's knee injury does not appear to be serious. Head Coach Kirby Smart said the QB has a slight knee sprain.
With Eason's departure however allowed the open door for Fromm's strong debut. The freshman finished the day 10-15 with 143 yards passing and a touchdown. It wasn't the scenario the Fromm's hoped for but they're proud of the performance.
"It's something that I'm sure he's dreamed about and something we've dreamed about as a family," said Jake's brother Dylan Fromm. "It's crazy it happened as fast as it did, but we're proud of him to step up in this big-time game."