As a Senior (2015): Appeared in two games, making first career start on Senior Day against Indiana (11/21) ... appeared in season-opener against Richmond (9/5).
As a Junior (2014): Appeared in one game, making collegiate debut against James Madison (8/30).
As a Sophomore (2013): Did not appear in a game last season.
As a Freshman (2012): Named scout team offensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for the Virginia (10/13) game … did not see game action.
At Spartanburg High School: A three-year starter on the offensive line … an all-state choice as a senior … ranked No. 81 nationally among offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. … the No. 33-ranked player on the SuperPrep South Carolina 40 … Scout.com ranked him No. 122 nationally among offensive guards … played in the 2010 North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl … threw shot put and discus for track team …an all-region choice in discus as a sophomore and junior … finished eighth in the state in the discus as a junior … also considered North Carolina State, Kentucky and Harvard … coached by Freddie Brown.
Personal: Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … parents are Gerhard and Mary Grommer … maintained a 3.9 GPA in high school … has three siblings … role model is older brother, Josef, who plays football for Wofford College in South Carolina … enjoys fishing, hunting and reading … majoring in economics.