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Kyle Grooms
85   Kyle Grooms

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Englewood, Colo.

High School:
Regis Jesuit HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
3L


Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 30 career games and has three career starts . . . a former walk-on athlete . . . 2006 -- Played in all 13 games . . . started three games including against BYU, UTEP and Houston . . . caught six passes for 55 yards . . . had his first career touchdown reception of six yards vs. BYU . . . had a career-long reception of 15 yards vs. Southern Miss . . . was named to the Conference USA Commissioners Honor Roll . . . 2005 -- Played in all 13 games on special teams . . . totaled two stops on special teams . . . had one tackle each against SMU and Fresno State . . . named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll . . . 2004 -- Saw action in the final four games . . . 2003 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall -- A multi-purpose receiver . . . an intelligent player . . . has a good understanding of the game . . . an extremely hard worker . . . has developed into the leader of the receiver position . . . also an effective special teams player.

High School -- Was a three-year starter and letterwinner at Regis Jesuit High School . . . started three years on defense and his last two years on offense . . . saw playing time at receiver, quarterback and running back on offense . . . played linebacker, strong safety, free safety and cornerback on defense . . . has career statistics of 900 yards rushing, 500 yards passing and 300 yards receiving, while totaling 115 tackles, six interceptions and three sacks in his three years on defense . . . as a senior, had 870 rushing yards, 150 yards receiving and threw for 500 yards . . . totaled 21 tackles and two interceptions as a senior . . . earned first-team all-conference and was selected as the Team MVP his senior campaiagn . . . tallied 93 tackles and four interceptions as a junior . . . also lettered three years in basketball and two years in baseball . . . high school football coach was Jim Ryan.

Personal -- Enjoys playing golf . . . his favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption . . . the Denver Broncos is his favorite NFL team, and former TU quarterback Gus Frerotte is his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite TV show is "The Simpsons" . . . his favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird . . . if he could play a role in any movie, it would be Walter Mathau's role in The Bad News Bears . . . three words that best describe him are "loyal, dedicated and persistent" . . . if he were not playing college football, he'd be attending culinary school . . . the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet is Winston Churchill . . . his cousin is former Tulsa offensive lineman Austin Chadwick . . . his father played baseball for four years at Oklahoma State . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are Ronald and Barbara Grooms . . . majoring in marketing.