Georgia Tech offensive tackle Eason Fromayan is planning to forego his final season of eligibility to fulfill his dream of working on a NASCAR pit crew, ESPN.com reports.
Fromayan’s last game with the Yellow Jackets will be the TaxSlayer Bowl against Kentucky on Dec. 31.
The 6-4, 285-pound Fromayan has the size to be a gas man or jack man, according to the report.
The lineman’s foray into NASCAR is more the rule than the exception. About 35 to 40 percent of NASCAR pit crew members are former football players, one NASCAR coach estimated. Former NC State tight end Asa Watson and Wake Forest linebacker Dion Williams are among that group.
In fact, Fromayan met Williams in the pits at a NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway last year — he noticed Williams’ Orange Bowl ring — and their conversation led Fromayan to consider racing as a career.
Also, Georgia Tech assistant coaches Bryan Cook and John Sisk have contacts with NASCAR crew members, which has helped pave the way for Fromayan, who already has his business administration degree.
"I guess it’s unusual to cut a career early like that, but I’m graduated and everything," Fromayan said of his decision to skip his senior season. "We can end it on a high note. You never know what can happen coming up, so if there’s an opportunity to better my situation, it seems right to take it."