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Matthew Grooms
Matthew Grooms

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McColl, S.C.

High School:
Marlboro County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 244

Position:
DS

Birthdate:
07/08/1983

Experience:
SQ


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.