Quentin Groves Drafted by Jacksonvile

Quentin Groves heard his named called in the National Football League Draft.

Nervous Draft Day for Groves

Auburn, Ala.--Quentin Groves became first Auburn player selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.

On Saturday in New York City, the defensive end/linebacker was selected as the 21st pick of the second round and No. 52 overall player taken as the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted the Tiger standout.

Quentin Groves is shown in his Pro Day workout at Auburn.

Groves, 6-3, 255 pounds, was a two-time first team redshirt for the Tigers as a junior and senior. He was a third team all-conference pick as a sophomore and made the SEC All-Freshman Team for Auburn's undefeated 2004 squad following a redshirt season.

The defensive end from Weston High in Columbus, Miss., also saw playing time as an outside linebacker. He was injured in Auburn's victory at Florida his senior year. He missed two games and played at less than full speed in others.

Groves was a key player for the Auburn defense for four seasons.

As a senior he made 38 tackles with three sacks after making 37 stops with 9.5 sacks his junior year. For his career at AU, Groves was in on 122 tackles and tied the school record for sacks with 26.

Groves, who won the Pat Leadership Award in 2007, led the Tigers in quarterback hurries as a senior with 23.



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