Nolan Groom

Nolan Grooms
QB, Yale

  • Ht: 6’2″
  • Wt: 200 lbs.
  • Hometown:
    Lake Wylie, SC
  • Born: March 22, 2001

Scouting Report: One of the greatest players in Yale Football history….Proven winner and leader…Incredible teammate…Athletic quarterback who makes plays with his arm and legs…Can make every throw on the football field…Possesses intangibles of strong work ethic, high character, football intelligence, and competitive toughness.


Career Summary

2023: Invited to, and participated in, the FBS Tropical Bowl in Orlando, Florida on January 18-20th…Named Phil Steele’s Ivy League Player of the Year…Phil Steele’s First Team All- Ivy…Repeat winner of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League’s Offensive Player of the Year…Only the sixth player in Ivy League history to repeat as back-to-back winner… First Team All-Ivy quarterback…Accumulated 2,451 yards of total offense with 1,863 through the air and 588 on the ground in leading the Bulldogs to a second straight Ivy title…Had six games in which he had a rush of at least 20 yards and a pass of 30 yards.

2022: Winner of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League’s Offensive Player of the Year… 12th Bulldog to win the coveted award…  First Team All-Ivy quarterback… Excelled both with his legs and his arm, finishing second in the league in rushing with 726 yards while also throwing for 1,660 yards… Accounted for 20 total touchdowns with 14 through the air and six by way of the ground… Top rushing performance came against Princeton when he carried 20 times for 152 yards… Top passing game came against Columbia when he threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns.

2021:  Appeared in all 10 games and started the last five….Led the Bulldogs with 1,569 passing yards and 14 touchdown passes…Earned Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 8 after tossing a career-high 330 yards passing and three touchdowns in a victory at Brown…Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 25 after making his first career start and went 18-of-27 in the air with 283 yards passing and two touchdowns while also leading the Bulldogs with 113 rushing yards and two scores…Totaled 313 total yards, threw for three scores and posted a game-high 262 yards passing against Harvard on Nov. 20 in the 137th edition of the The Game. 

2020: No season due to COVID-19.

2019: Served as third-string quarterback and appeared in special packages … played in all 10 games on special teams … registered five completions, for 44 yards and two touchdowns.

At Taft School: Four-year starter at quarterback…All-Erickson League at QB three years…All-New England Honoree…Erickson League Offensive Player of the Year…New England Scholar-Athlete Award…National Football Foundation C. Edwin Creed Award…Taft School Male Athlete of the Year…Three-time All-Founders League in baseball…11 varsity letters….Career stats: 7,4 00 passing yards, 65 passing TDs, .2,314 rushing yards, 31 rushing TDs…NEPSAC Champions…Todd Marble Bowl…Founders League Champion (Baseball)

Personal: Son of Sharon and James Grooms…Brother to Ally and Charlotte Grace…Interested in Economics and Politics.