Athlete of the Week Archive

Oct. 6, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -




Mike Groover


How would describe your success at this point in the season?
"It's been a lot of fun. I give all the credit to my teammates and the hard work that we do in practice."

What superstitions (if any) do you have?
"I do have superstitions, but I feel like if I expose them then they won't work for me."

Do you have any unusual preparations for a game?
"I take a hot shower and then I take a little nap in my locker with my towel over my head and my ear plugs in."

You began your college career at CU; what made you decide to come up the road to Wyoming?
"There's just a great coaching staff up here and all of the guys. I really felt like I fit in up here and I'm just having a great time."

How has football contributed to your life off the field?
"It's kept me out of trouble. It really makes me appreciate my free time and has kept me very productive."

Do catch any grief about the length of your hair?
"It's gotten better during these recent years, but my first year here, I was told to cut it just about every day."

Do plan on cutting it?
"No, well, if we win a conference championship, then we'll see what happens."

What are your plans after college?
"I plan on taking some time off and possibly going to chiropractic school."

What type of hobbies do you enjoy?
"I like to play the guitar. That's my main thing. I've got a Fender Strat, and I just enjoy playing."