Former Patriots' Quarterback Steve Grogan's Son Makes Squad
The arenafootball2 league office announced today that WR Tyler Grogan has been assigned to the Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional af2 team. Grogan, son of former New England Patriots Quarterback Steve Grogan, earned his spot on the training camp roster after performing well at the Wolves open tryout last Saturday.
Grogan (6-4, 205) was a standout punter for Northeastern University, but will have to make a transition to Wide Receiver in order to make the Wolves final roster. As a Wide Receiver for the Huskies, Grogan finished with 10 receptions for 139 yards and one touchdown. The Foxboro, Mass. native holds the NU Huskies individual season record for punting average, with a 40.4 average in 2003. He ranks fifth in both punting yards (2,671 in 2001) and punts (71 in 2001). He was named to the All-Conference Second Team as a punter in 2004, and participated in NFL Europe's Training Camp in 2005 as a Free Agent.
"Tyler has worked extremely hard over the past few years to improve himself, and he is now reaping the benefits of that work," said Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett. "He wants a chance, and we're going to give it to him. What he does from there is up to him."
Grogan grew up watching his father play quarterback for the New England Patriots. The elder Grogan played 16 seasons from 1975 through 1990, and was named to the Patriots Hall of Fame in1995. He holds the Patriots all-time career passing record with 3,593 attempts, 1,879 completions, 26,886 yards and 182 touchdowns. Steve Grogan holds the Patriots' single-game quarterback rating record, achieving a 227.8 rating on September 9, 1979 versus the N.Y. Jets.
The Wolves 2006 season officially started yesterday for players, as they reported for training camp at Bedford's Rising Stars in preparation to defend their 2005 East Division Championship title. The Wolves open their regular season Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. on Brady Sullivan Field against the Green Bay Blizzard at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
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