Former Clemson, Hannah-Pamplico player Cory Groover dies

Cory Groover, a former Hannah-Pamplico player who played DT for Clemson in 2004 and 2005 died Sunday according to school administrators with HP. Groover died from injuries suffered in a car wreck earlier in the week.

Groover started 5 games in his Clemson career.

At Hannah-Pamplico High, he was a Defensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior for the Raiders, and was named a USA Today preseason All-American. He had 152 tackles and eight sacks as a senior, rushed for 1,002 yards on 110 carries; and also had nine catches for 284 yards, also adding 307 yards on kickoff returns, and scored 27 touchdowns as a senior. He played for head coach Stan Drawdy at Hannah-Pamplico High. Drawdy called Groover the greatest athlete to ever come out of Hannah-Pamplico.

Groover was a WPDE All-Zone selection and a finalist for the Zoneman Trophy in 2001.

He was also named Defensive Player of the Game in the Shrine Bowl Game his senior year of high school.