Georgia Tech offensive tackle Eason Fromayan will forgo his final season of eligibility after he graduates in December.
Usually moves like this are to enter the NFL Draft early, or even to transfer to a new school to pursue a Master’s level degree. Or you even have the cases like Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen, who is leaving the team to focus on a professional track career after competing in the 2016 Olympic Games.
For Fromayan, though? He has a different kind of professional career coming, as he has his sights on becoming a NASCAR pit crew member.
Seriously. Via the AJC:
Fromayan, who has started seven games for the Yellow Jackets this season, wants a job in NASCAR, coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday.
“He wants to be on a pit crew,” Johnson said. “I think he’s got some ties or some lead-ins.”
While the jump from college football lineman to NASCAR pit crew member is certainly unique, it does make some sense. Fromayan doesn’t really have NFL prospects right now, and a job on a NASCAR pit crew — while still physically demanding — will likely prove to be a much more enduring job than a pro football career.
Fromayan has started seven games for Georgia Tech this season after transferring from TCU. He is set to graduate at the end of the season with a degree in Business Administration.