Sam Groff
Sam Groff
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Waynesburg
High School: Sandy Valley
Position: OLB
gp 10
tk 95.0
sac 2
int -
ffum -

2017

  • All-Ohio Athletic Conference first-team selection
  • Team captain
  • Led the team and was ninth in OAC with career-high 95 tackles
  • Recorded 6.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, two quarterback hurries and recovered one fumble
  • Earned third varsity letter

2016

  • All-Ohio Athletic Conference second-team selection
  • Team captain
  • Started at outside linebacker
  • Appeared in nine games
  • Led team in tackles with 86 (second straight year)
  • Recorded five tackles for a loss, including one QB sack, two interceptions and four total pass breakups
  • Credited with a force fumble, a recovered fumble, and a blocked kick
  • Scored two touchdowns as a RB in short yardage situations on offense
  • Completed a 2-point conversion pass
  • Earned second varsity letter

2015

  • Appeared in nine games
  • Started at outside linebacker
  • Led team in tackles with 76
  • Tallied five tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks
  • Recorded two pass breakups and one fumble recovery
  • Earned first varsity letter

2014

  • Did not participate in football

2013

  • Appeared in eight varsity games at linebacker and on special teams
  • Recorded five tackles

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner in football
  • Two-time All-Stark County selection in football
  • Earned four letters in wrestling
  • Two-time All-State (OHSAA State Tournament placer)
  • Earned four letters in track and track and field
  • OHSAA Regional qualifier for in the shot put and discus 

Personal

  • Communications major
  • Son of John '73 and Crystie Groff
  • Father was a football standout, All-OAC player, the OAC Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1973 and a member of the BW Alumni Athletic Association Hall of Fame
This page was last updated on December 5, 2017
Recent Games
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 25 23
Assists 70 68
Tackles 95.0 91.0
Tackles per game 9.5 10.1
Sacks 2 2
Sack yards 11 11
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries 1 1
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 - - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 1 - - - - 0
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 1 - - - - 0
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 1 - - - - 0
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 1 - - - - 0
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 1 - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 1 - - - - 0
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 1 - - - - 0
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 1 - - - - 0
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 1 - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 2 at Defiance W, 42-2 2 2 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 John Carroll L, 24-21 5 5 10.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Mount Union L, 55-7 1 2 3.0 1 8 1.5 9 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Marietta W, 52-24 1 9 10.0 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Wilmington W, 38-21 1 11 12.0 - - 2 4 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Muskingum W, 23-20 0 8 8.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Otterbein L, 37-29 6 10 16.0 - - 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Capital W, 52-34 4 10 14.0 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Heidelberg W, 27-10 2 9 11.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Ohio Northern L, 42-25 3 4 7.0 1 3 1.5 4 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 9 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 9 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 .0
Away 5 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 6 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 4 - - - - 0 .0
-
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 4 - - - - 0 .0
November 2 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 25 70 95.0 9.5 2 11 6.5 20 - 1 0 - - - -
Conference 9 23 68 91.0 10.1 2 11 6.5 20 - 1 0 - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 13 44 57.0 11.4 - - 2.5 5 - 1 0 - - - -
Away 5 12 26 38.0 7.6 2 11 4 15 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 10 49 59.0 9.8 - - 2.5 5 - 1 0 - - - -
Losses 4 15 21 36.0 9.0 2 11 4 15 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 9 18 27.0 6.8 1 8 1.5 9 - 1 0 - - - -
October 4 11 39 50.0 12.5 - - 3.5 7 - - - - - - -
November 2 5 13 18.0 9.0 1 3 1.5 4 - - - - - - -

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