FB: Viking Football Senior Spotlight - #72 Tom Grossell

Dec 31st, 2012 @ 11:35 am | Author: Football Sports Information
Name: Tom Grossell
Position: OL
Hometown/High School: Deer River, MN Deer River High School
High School Head Coach: Steve Ott
Major: Physical Education/Health/ Athletic coaching certificate in football
Parents: Jim and Jeanne Grossell

Why did you choose VCSU?
Great small college atmosphere in the city and with an excellent football program.

Do you have a favorite class or professor?
Dave Bass in the Education Department, he's a great teacher and he truly cares about your performance in the classroom and on the field.

What is Coach Mac like?
Great guy, someone you really love to play for and give it your all day in and day out.

Do you have a career highlight?
I'm an offensive lineman we don't get highlights, but every time we beat the Jimmies is a great time.

What are your plans after graduation?
I look forward to my first teaching and coaching position.

What does Viking Pride mean to you?
Viking Pride to me means wearing your colors every day. You do things that only bring pride to the team, the campus and the community. Viking Pride is something you will take with you for the rest of your life.

Comments from Coach McCulloch:
'Tom is a player who attended our Line of Scrimmage Camps as a junior and senior in high school. We recruited him but did not get him until he had played Itasca Junior College for two years and coached with them for a year. We were very excited that he wanted to get his education degree and play his final two seasons here. I am very proud of what Tom has accomplished here at VCSU and I look forward to following his journey as a teacher and coach.'