Grove to meet with ESPN's Trev Alberts
August 12, 2003

Several years ago, Tech head coach Frank Beamer visited Jake Grove's home in Forest, Va., and convinced him to come to Virginia Tech.

Now, Grove will be serving as the host for another in-home visit - only this time, by ESPN's Trev Alberts.

Alberts, a former linebacker at the University of Nebraska and with NFL's Indianapolis Colts, will be traveling to Forest, Va., to meet with Grove and his family. Alberts and a production crew will be interviewing Grove and his family members this Sunday morning and shooting video at the Grove family farm in Forest for a story to appear on ESPN's series "Traveling with Trev." The series is about off-the-field, off-beat stories about college football.

Alberts, hired by ESPN this past offseason, grew up on a farm and will be doing farm work with Grove for this piece. The story centers around how Grove got strong working on the farm and how he used the skills he learned on the farm now on the football field. The piece will air either the week of the UCF game or the Texas A&M game.

Grove, a redshirt senior center, is a candidate for the Rimington Award (the nation's best center), the Outland Trophy (the nation's best interior or defensive lineman) and the Lombardi Trophy (the lineman of the year).