Grover Thompson
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    Grover Thompson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    High School:
    Milwaukee Tech

    Last College:
    ND State College of Science

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 275

    Position:
    TE

    Has finally found a home as a tight end at the University of Houston...arrived two years ago as a heralded defensive lineman but was switched to offensive tackle to showcase his athleticism...made the move to tight end prior to last season and has evolved into multi-faceted performer at his new position...continues to make positive strides with each day of practice...is a punishing blocker but has deceptively soft hands and good speed in the open field...had an extremely productive spring...had one catch for 14 yards in the Red-White game...is listed as a backup to Jonathan Pritchett coming out of spring practice...will also see plenty of playing time on special teams...2000: Saw action in all 11 games last season...earned a starting nod against Memphis when the Cougars began the game in a two tight end set...only catch of the year made the highlight tape...caught a 12-yard pass on the first play against LSU and preceded to run over three members of the LSU secondary?1999: Redshirted after transferring from North Dakota State College of Science?Prior to Houston: First-team NJCAA All-American defensive lineman as a senior in 1998...finalist for the NJCAA Player-of-the-Year award...won first-team all-conference honors in 1998...named the outstanding defensive lineman in the league...one of Super Prep's Top 100 junior college players ?started every game during two seasons at NDSCS as well as being a team captain as a sophomore?graduated from Milwaukee Technical High School?Personal: Born October 16, 1977, in Milwaukee, Wis?.parents are Alice Bent and Grover Thompson, Sr?.also recruited by Iowa, Clemson, Kansas and Georgia?majoring in sociology.

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