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Rams Rookie Running Back Terrance Ganaway Spends Offseason Making Sandwiches at Texas Chain
New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | SEAN BRENNAN

Posted on 02/26/2013 6:41:19 PM PST by nickcarraway

Ganaway, who was drafted by the Jets but was cut after rookie minicamp, jokingly tweeted that he was bored with his offseason and was looking for something to fill all those empty hours until Rams OTAs and training camp commence.

You want fries with that?

While most NFL players use the offseason for rest, relaxation and maybe some traveling, St. Louis Rams running back Terrance Ganaway has decided to spend his time away from the gridiron in a most unusual way — earning $7.50 an hour making sandwiches at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches in Waco, Texas.

Ganaway jokingly tweeted that he was bored with his offseason and was looking for something to fill all those empty hours until Rams OTAs and training camp commence. Memo to Terrance: be careful what you put out there on Twitter. You never know who's reading it.

One who did see Ganaway's tweet was the manager at Jimmy John's, who offered Ganaway a part-time gig at the popular sandwich store — and Ganaway accepted. He has now traded his two-a-day practices for a three-days-a-week job, at least until football starts again.

"I just wanted to stay fit, stay out of trouble and really just try to save money and not spend a lot of money," Ganaway, who earned the rookie minimum of $390,000 last year with the Rams, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

And Ganaway, a sixth-round pick of the Jets in the 2012 draft who was later waived and picked up by the Rams, has shown how versatile a team player he can be.

"Never intended for the story to grow," Ganaway tweeted. "I am grateful for platform that God has provided. Truly honored that so many respect my work ethic."

But Ganaway, the former Baylor star (he rushed for 1,547 yards and 21 TDs in his senior season) who appeared in three games for the Rams last season, says he had no desire to make his new hobby anything more than it is. Football is still his top priority.

"My number one job is being an NFL player," Ganaway said. "So don't get it confused as to me working at Jimmy John's has me lazy. I know what I have to do. I know how to get in shape and I know what it takes to perform at a high level. Really, Jimmy John's is just to keep me out of trouble in all the down time we have in the offseason."

By the way, Ganaway's take home pay from his first paycheck? A cool $143.09.


TOPICS: Food; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ganaway; jimmyjohns; terranceganaway

1 posted on 02/26/2013 6:41:32 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

i like this story...


2 posted on 02/26/2013 6:48:15 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: nickcarraway
This is one that isn't going to blow his money and wind up living in a trailer court.

Good publicity for him, for Jimmy Johns (as if they needed it), and not a bad thing for security. I'll bet punks think twice about starting any trouble in that store. ;)

/johnny

3 posted on 02/26/2013 6:50:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

This kid might never become a famous NFL player but I’ll bet he’s still living comfortably while many Hall of Fame players are going through bankruptcy. Good on him for his work ethic and more importantly for giving God the glory.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 6:50:44 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: nickcarraway

He needs to learn the business and purchase a franchise. Then he work there as his own boss.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 6:53:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway; Spktyr; sockmonkey; humblegunner; stevie_d_64; Squantos; mylife; LUV W; WCH; ...

*The art, style and lesson of the Texas sammich ping*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgwNJZw8qAs
Tom T. Hall “Ode To A Half A Pound Of Ground Round”


6 posted on 02/26/2013 6:57:29 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: latina4dubya
My guess is this guy will play the average 4-6 years in the NFL and then own several Jimmy John's franchises in whatever area he chooses to live in. Good for him.

I saw something akin to the Mean Jim Greene coke commercial in January on a flight into Pensacola. Jerel Worthy from Green Bay was on the flight, and in the baggage claim area he saw a nine year old boy decked out, head to toe in Green Bay gear a week after they had been eliminated from the play offs. He came over and thanked the kid for supporting the team, autographed his hat, shook his hand, took pictures, etc. It was pretty cool.

7 posted on 02/26/2013 7:14:25 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: nickcarraway

Great sandwiches ....


8 posted on 02/26/2013 7:23:10 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Liberty Valance
I love a good old Texas Cheeseburger, but I could murder an Italian Beef Sangwich. ☺


9 posted on 02/26/2013 7:30:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Ha!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAZv4biUknA
Barbeque - Robert Earl Keen


10 posted on 02/26/2013 7:37:04 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Good honest work. Don’t forget the hair net and watch your fingers on the slicer.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 7:38:27 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Liberty Valance
A bit more Swamp Boogie... Marcia Ball, Peace, Love And BBQ
12 posted on 02/26/2013 7:51:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4SpR5MK2ko
Marcia Ball-Red Beans


13 posted on 02/26/2013 8:04:29 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

We’re all gonna be stuffed like Sunday chickens at this rate!


14 posted on 02/26/2013 8:06:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Thanks to Terrance Ganaway for the sammich.
Pretty cool story.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 8:14:03 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Very cool, LV! ;)


16 posted on 02/26/2013 8:28:36 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Liberty Valance

Yeah, I will have to check the place out next time I am down there.

Then there is this place in Wimberly.

http://www.brewsterspizza.com/about_us.html


17 posted on 02/26/2013 8:30:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Liberty Valance

You know, a lot of these young men are good fellows that get swept away in money and the lure of fame.

Good on Terrence for seeing the down side of idle hands.

He will likely be well off and live to a ripe old age.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 9:14:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: USNBandit

Franchising worked for Junior Bridgeman. After a 13-year NBA career, he became a franchisee for Wendy’s. Today, his company owns 160 of the restaurants and Bridgeman is the second-largest Wendy’s franchisee. I would imagine the franchise fee for Jimmy John’s is much lower than for a Wendy’s. And unlike Subway, I don’t think they have a reputation for plunking down a company store two blocks away from a franchisee’s location.


19 posted on 02/26/2013 10:59:24 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: nickcarraway
Here's the story of a natural born winner humbly showing that what it takes to be a natural born winner.

I hope he rushes for 2106+ yards next season.

20 posted on 02/26/2013 11:16:38 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a good kid. I have never been to a Jimmie Johns where the employees were not extremely polite.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 9:32:22 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Liberty Valance

That’s why you always want to keep a few MRE’s stashed away.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 9:34:11 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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