Walk-on deep snapper who joined the squad in the spring of 2008... adds depth to the position... has not seen any game action... was a member of the 2009 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll... one of three walk-on deep snappers who worked on the defensive line during the spring, garnering the Gamecock Unselfish Award at the spring game.
2009: Reserve deep snapper... did not see any game action.
2008: Was on the squad as a reserve deep snapper.
2006-07: Attended Midlands Technical College in Columbia.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Marlboro County High School in 2001... played for Dean Boyd... was part of the 1998 squad that won the state title... also played soccer.
PERSONAL: Matthew Grooms was born July 8, 1983 in Laurinburg, N.C... is a sport and entertainment management major... was a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and is an Iraqi war veteran... is the oldest player on the squad at 27 years of age.