Harrisburg, Pa. - The Harrisburg Stampede has signed Defensive Tackle Cory Groover for the 2010 season. Groover has spent the past three seasons playing for the Florence Phantoms of the AIFA. In 2008, just his second year with the team, he won his first championship, when the Phantoms were victorious in Championship Bowl II.
Groover joined his middle school football team in 8th grade and made such a large impact that when he began his freshman year of high school, he signed a letter of intent to play for Clemson University. One of his most memorable games was against the University of South Carolina, when he grabbed an interception while playing in the defensive tackle position.
When asked about what he thinks he can bring to the table, he said, “I want to bring a positive and confident mentality, energy, leadership and enthusiasm to the team.”
Groover’s goals for the upcoming season are simple. “Championship,” he said, “If you don’t go into the season believing you can win the championship, then it will never happen.”
Head Coach Ramon Robinson feels that this is an important signing for the team. Coach said, “Cory is going to be a great addition to the Stampede. He will be a player that other team’s will have to double team on the line. On and off the field, he will be a great leader for our team.”