Grove’s Football Career Started With Successful Stint at ADM

November 7, 2017 6:21 am
ADM 2013 graduate Jordan Grove (No. 32 black) shakes off a defender during his senior day football game for the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats. Photo by RVR's Nate Gonner.

ADM 2013 graduate Jordan Grove (No. 32 black) shakes off a defender during his senior day football game for the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats. Photo by RVR’s Nate Gonner.

Before making a name for himself playing college football in Missouri, Jordan Grove was a standout athlete for the Adel-Desoto-Minburn Tigers football program. ADM put together a 32-12 overall record during Grove’s high school tenure, making the postseason each year. ADM’s best year came during Grove’s junior season in 2011 when the Tigers finished with a 12-1 record and ended their season in the UNI-Dome in the Class 3A semifinals. The following season, Grove became an all-state running back by accounting for 2,235 yards of total offense and 22 total touchdowns for the Tigers.

Grove considers his high school football playing days as fun times. “There’s nothing like Friday night lights.” Grove said, “I love college football, but it’s a different experience. (Northwest) is pretty close with how the community supports us, but going out there in front of all of your friends on Friday night is awesome, and I had a great experience at ADM.”

After high school, Grove joined the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat football team as a walk-on in the fall of 2013. He’s accounted for 2,558 career all-purpose yards including 1,672 receiving, 561 rushing, 325 returning, and 45 passing yards. He’s also scored 23 total touchdowns and made 24 career tackles as well, helping the Bearcats win three National Championships in his five years with the team. The Raccoon Valley Radio Network was on hand for Grove’s senior day football game last Saturday in Maryville. We’ll have more from Grove throughout the week, including his memories of former ADM head football coach, Mike Whisner.

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