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2007 spring -- Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award and Hendrick Award preseason watch lists ... Given the defensive Pat Dye Leadership Award after spring.
2006 -- Coaches All-SEC First Team ... AP All-SEC First Team ... Rivals.com Third-Team All-American ... SI.com All-American Honorable Mention ... Scout.com All-SEC First Team ... Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week Nov. 20 after finishing with two sacks and two forced fumbles against Alabama ... Named the Football Writers Association of America/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 17 ... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16) after three sacks against Florida ... Hendricks Award Preseason Watch List ... Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List ... Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List ... Lindy's Preseason First-Team All-SEC ... Athlon Sports Preseason Second-Team All-SEC ... Preseason Second-Team All-SEC, Coaches First-Team All-SEC ... Finished with 37 tackles, including 26 solo ... Posted 12 tackles for loss and was tied for third in the SEC and 26th nationally with 9.5 sacks ... Posted seven tackles, including four solo, with two sacks, two forced fumbles and a quarterback hurry against Alabama ... Both fumbles came on sacks on consecutive drives in the second quarter and led to 14 Auburn points ... Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Crimson Tide ... Finished with two tackles, including one for loss (-1), and a quarterback hurry against Georgia ... Totaled five tackles, including three solo, with 1.5 sacks (-7) against Ole Miss ... Finished with three tackles, all solo, and a sack (-5) against Tulane ... Was credited with two quarterback hurries against the Green Wave ... Posted three sacks against Florida, finishing with four tackles overall ... Forced a Florida fumble in the fourth quarter that was recovered by Tray Blackmon ... Also had two quarterback hurries against the Gators ... Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Gators ... Started and finished with three tackles and a quarterback hurry against Arkansas ... Tied for third on the team with six tackles against South Carolina, including five solo, and was credited with one sack (-8) ... Posted a half tackle for loss against Buffalo ... Started and finished with two tackles against LSU ... Finished with two tackles and a sack (-4) against Mississippi State ... Posted a sack (-6) against Washington State in his fourth career start.
2005 -- Coaches' Preseason All-SEC Third-Team ... Athlon Sports Preseason Third-Team All-SEC ... Played in all 12 games, starting three ... Third on the team with 6.0 sacks ... Finished with 1.5 sacks (-12) against Alabama ... Posted four tackles against Kentucky, including three for loss (-16) and two sacks (-13) ... Finished with two tackles, including one for loss (-5), against Ole Miss ... Had a pass breakup against Arkansas ... Started and posted five tackles, including one for loss (-3), against South Carolina ... Finished with a sack (-3) against the Gamecocks ... Posted a tackle for loss (-1) against Western Kentucky ... Started against Ball State and posted two tackles, including one for loss (-8), half a sack and a forced fumble ... Earned the start against Mississippi State, posting a sack (-8) ... Had half a tackle for loss (-5) and half a sack (-5) against Georgia Tech ... Posted two tackles overall against the Yellow Jackets.
2005 SPRING -- Named the Most Improved Defensive Lineman by the coaching staff following spring drills.
2004 -- Part of the rotation at defensive end ... Member of The Sporting News Freshman All-American First-Team and All-SEC Freshman First-Team ... Member of Rivals.com Freshman All-America First-Team ... FWAA Freshman All-America Team ... Played in all 13 games ... Finished with 23 tackles, including 19 solo ... Tied for third in the SEC and tied for the team lead with 7.5 sacks ... Tied for the team lead with 10 tackles for loss (-41) ... Finished with two quarterback hurries against Tennessee in the SEC Championship game ... Had a sack for a 6-yard loss against Ole Miss ... Had a huge game in the Kentucky backfield, registering four sacks, two forced fumbles and six total tackles en route to being named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week ... Both of the forced fumbles occurred inside the UK 20-yard line and one was returned for an Auburn score ... Tied for the team lead with three tackles for loss (-12), including a sack and a half against Louisiana Tech ... Totaled four tackles and a quarterback hurry on 3rd-and-goal that resulted in an interception in the third quarter against Tennessee ... Had first sack of career against The Citadel ... Had two tackles against both Mississippi State and Louisiana-Monroe.
2003 -- Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Phil Short ... Finished senior season with 86 tackles, 22 sacks and three fumble recoveries ... Also played tight end and caught three passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns ... Totaled 89 tackles, 15 sacks, one interception and forced seven fumbles as a junior ... A four-year starter for Weston ... USA Today All-USA second-team selection ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Orlando Sentinel Super Southern 100 ... Rated the nation's third best defensive end nationally by ESPN.com/Tom Lemming ... ESPN.com/Tom Lemming Top 100 ... SuperPrep All-Region selection ... Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen ... Clarion Ledger All-State selection ... Also played basketball, competed in the discus and long jump in track and was a member of the power lifting team.
PERSONAL -- Born July 5, 1984 ... Son of Barbara and Bennett Groves ... Two siblings, Antonial, 19 and Bennett, 22 ... Graduated with a degree in criminology in Fall 2006.