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'Freaky fast' Ganaway working hard during offseason

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Baylor sophomore Brock Sterry hasn't seen ex-Bears football star Terrance Ganaway since he scored five touchdowns in the 2011 Alamo Bowl.

That is, until he ran into him last week.

"It's crazy -- it's not something that most NFL players would do, or not something you see everyday," Sterry said.

At the corner of 4th and Franklin in downtown Waco sits a Jimmy John's. It's your standard sub shop, except for the fact that a pro football player is working inside.

"If I recognize someone, I'll be like, 'Hey man -- what's up?' ... and they're like, 'Hey you?', kind of in awe, like 'Why are you in Waco, and why are you working at Jimmy John's'?" said Terrance Ganaway.

It's a fair question.

Terrance Ganaway spent this past fall and winter playing for the St. Louis Rams and making $390,000.

Now, as he passes time between his first and second seasons in the league, the freaky-fast running back is making subs the same way three nights a week. And he's getting paid to do it. He just doesn't know how much he's making.

"You know, I absolutely don't know how much I'm getting paid an hour -- I'm really just working," Ganaway said.

Ganaway says he took the job not to supplement his income, but to ensure that income doesn't disappear.

"A lot of times, athletes -- professional athletes -- of any sport, during the offseason, they get in a lot of trouble because they have a lot of money, a lot of free time and I'm just trying to limit distractions and keep my mind occupied," Ganaway explained.

Truth is, between twice-a-day workouts and spending time with his wife, Ganaway keeps busy.

But he's a rare pro athlete with an eye on the future.

When he's done playing football, the 24-year-old intends to finish an MBA program he began during his time at Baylor, so he considers his job at Jimmy John's practical experience.

And who knows. Maybe his unique off-season job will be the inspiration for a similar one when his playing days are over.

"Maybe I'll own a Jimmy John's and start buying franchises across the state of Texas and just sit back and relax and just go eat subs all the time," said Ganaway.

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