Grover Thompson
    Grover Thompson


    Milwaukee, Wis.

    High School:
    Milwaukee Tech

    Last College:
    ND State College of Science

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 275


    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 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 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 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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