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Mickey Groody
Mickey Groody

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pompano Beach, FL

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
P

Birthdate:
11/02/1988

Major:
Management and Finance


12/07/2011

Football Places Three on Sun Belt Conference Team

Seniors Alfred Morris and Sam McRoy Joined by Sophomore Randell Johnson

11/26/2011

FAU Earns 38-35 Victory Over UAB For First Win in On-Campus Stadium

Alfred Morris Runs for a Record Setting 198 yards on 38 Carries

11/02/2011

Mickey Groody Named to the Ray Guy Watch List

Groody Averages 42.5 Yards per Punt

10/25/2011

Meet Mickey Groody

Senior Punter

10/23/2011

Football Falls 38-14 to Middle Tennessee State

Darian Williams hauls in first touchdown at new on-campus football stadium

Mickey Groody Photo Gallery

Earned a spot on the Phil Steele's 2011 Preseason All-SBC Team (1st P)

FAU was No. 17 nationally in net punt returns...averaged 45.17 per punt...opponents averaged 6.37 per return...led the Sun Belt in both categories.

2010: First team all-conference selection...All-American selection...Ray Guy Watch List member...FAU special teams MVP...averaged 43.5 yards per punt his first outing...tied his career-high with eight punts at UAB...had five punts versus USF...recorded a career-long 73-yard punt versus FIU...led the league in average yards per punt...had a punt of 50+ yards in 10-consecutive games...special teams game ball winner versus UAB and FIU...served as team game captain versus North Texas...finished his junior campaign No. 5 nationally with a 45.80 punt average...is third all time SBC in career punting average at 42.1, no. 2 in punting average in a season at 45.7 and his efforts placed the team punting average for the season at 3,252, 4th all-time SBC...the team punting average was 45.2, tops all-time SBC.

2009: Assumed all punt duties following game one...had just 10 punts returned on the season for an average of 6.1 yards per punt...the longest return was just 29 yards...had a career high eight punts versus Troy...earned the Special Teams Game Ball following the Arkansas State game and the Special Teams MVP honor at season's end...had three punts more than 50 yards...had a 55 yard punt at UAB and hit it again versus Arkansas State...worked with the quarterbacks in the spring to gain knowledge he hopes to use in a coaching career...member of the Ray Guy Watch List.

Motor City Bowl: Traveled with the squad.

2008: Redshirted following a foot injury.

New Orleans Bowl: Tallied two punts in the Owls victory over Memphis for a total of 80 yards...44 yards was his long...one was a touch back and the other was fair caught.

2007: Began the year as the team's placement punter...game-high six punts for an average of 39.7 yards, his longest was 54 yards at Florida...placed three inside the 20 at ULL and two at Florida...punt average was 35.5 yards per punt...just one was blocked and 10 were inside the 20.

High School: Kicked for George Smith at St. Thomas High School, which played for the state championship the last three seasons...as a senior, he averaged 41 yards per punt, including nine within the 20...earned All-County honors and was named All-America MSL...played in the MSL All-American Game and the Dade versus Broward All-Star Game...member of the Spanish National Honor Society...three-sport athlete (football, baseball, basketball)...prior to his senior year, he participated in various camps, including Notre Dame, Rutgers, Florida, Florida Atlantic and Miami...he is the first punter to sign an NLI in FAU's history.

Personal: Management and finance major...son of Mike and Sandra Groody...born in Shirley, NY.

Career Statistics
Year GP No. Yds Avg LG TB FC 50+ I20
2007 9 27 958 35.5 54 2 5 2 10
2008 redshirted
2009 12 46 1868 40.6 55 6 16 4 19
2009 12 69 3153 45.7 73 9 13 22 16
Total 33 142 5979 42.1 73 17 34 28 45

Mickey Goody in 2010

2010 Game-by-Game Punts
Date Opponent No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20
09/02 at UAB 8 348 43.5 56 0 0 2 4 1
09/11 MSU 6 274 45.7 49 0 1 1 0 1
9/25 UNT 3 158 52.7 58 0 0 2 1 0
10/02 at USF 5 225 45.0 51 1 0 1 1 2
10/09 at ULM 4 150 45.6 59 0 1 2 2 2
10/23 at ASU 7 319 45.6 59 0 1 2 1 2
10/30 FIU 6 280 46.7 73 0 1 0 1 2
11/06 at WKU 7 298 42.6 50 0 0 3 1 2
11/13 ULL 6 256 42.7 60 0 1 2 2 3
11/20 at Texas 5 256 51.2 62 0 2 1 3 1
11/27 at MTSU 7 316 45.1 64 0 1 0 1 2
12/04 Troy 7 372 53.1 72 0 2 0 3 1

2009 Game-by-Game Punts
Date Opponent No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20
09/05 at Nebraska 1 50 50.0 50 0 1 0 1 0
09/19 at USC 4 166 41.5 48 0 0 2 0 2
09/26 ULM 5 179 35.8 46 0 0 2 0 3
10/03 Wyoming 6 258 43.0 49 0 2 2 0 3
10/17 UNT 3 136 45.3 48 1 0 2 0 2
10/24 at ULL 2 73 36.5 41 0 0 1 0 1
10/31 MTSU 2 78 39.0 46 1 1 0 0 0
11/07 at UAB 4 189 47.2 55 0 1 1 1 1
11/14 ASU 4 166 41.5 55 0 0 1 1 1
11/21 at Troy 8 367 45.9 51 0 0 4 1 3
11/28 WKU 3 68 22.7 39 0 1 0 0 0
12/05 at FIU 1 36 36.0 36 0 0 0 0 1

2007 Game-by-Game Punts
Date Opponent No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20
09/01 MTSU 1 40 40.0 40 0 1 0 0 0
09/08 at Ok State 1 38 38.0 38 0 0 0 0 1
10/20 at ULL 3 80 26.7 31 0 0 0 0 3
10/27 ULM 4 142 35.5 43 0 0 0 0 0
11/10 ASU 4 141 35.2 43 0 0 1 0 1
11/17/ at Florida 6 238 39.7 54 1 0 2 2 2
11/24 at FIU 5 169 33.8 41 0 0 0 0 1
12/01 at TROY 1 30 30.0 30 0 0 1 0 1
12/21 vs Memphis 2 80 40.0 44 0 1 1 0 0
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