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Trevor DeGroot

98.7 The Fan reporter, Trevor DeGroot (photo: used with permission)

98.7 The Fan reporter, Trevor DeGroot (photo: used with permission)

Trevor DeGroot is a field reporter for 98.7 The Fan. Whenever we need something to be covered in the bay area (breaking news, games, practices, special events, etc.) he is there!

Trevor was born in Tampa, ironically right next to One Buc Place, so it’s no secret that his favorite football team is the Bucs. He also attended the first Rays game in franchise history in their inaugural 1998 season. Tampa is in his blood, and he is thrilled to be covering the teams he grew up watching as a kid.

After playing 4 years of high school football at Wesley Chapel High School, Trevor went on to Webber International University to play college football. He would later transfer to Florida State University for his remaining 3 years, where he began to transition into sports media. It was here where Trevor got his first taste of sports reporting, appearing on the “Seminole Sports Magazine” show, which airs weekly on Sun Sports. His first ever interview was with FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher on National Signing Day.

Trevor graduated from FSU in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management, and a minor in Communications. He continues to be a big supporter of Florida State, and is a member of the FSU Alumni Association.

Since graduating, Trevor has been working his way up the ladder, working with many personalities in the Bay area. And before joining 98.7 The Fan, Trevor was the On-Camera Talent for the Tampa Bay Storm at the beginning of the 2013 season.

Since joining The Fan, Trevor has cast a wide net in covering Tampa Bay sports. He’s spent the majority of 2013 covering the Rays and Bucs. He also covers the Tampa Bay Lightning, USF Bulls football, PGA Golf, the 2014 Outback Bowl, and more!

Trevor is also adding soccer coverage to his resume. He has joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club as their color commentator for the 2014 regular season! His dream of being in the booth calling live game action for a professional sports franchise has turned into reality!

You can follow Trevor on Twitter: @TrevorDeGroot

(Photo by: Trevor DeGroot/98.7 The Fan)

Bucs Camp Day 4: Jeff Demps Getting Up To Speed

TAMPA, FL — The Buccaneers came into Monday’s afternoon practice looking to show durability in their second straight day in pads. One man in particular was running back Jeff Demps. The former Florida Gator and [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/28/2014

Buccaneers players stretching under cloudy skies during their first day of training camp (Photo by: Trevor DeGroot/98.7 The Fan)

Bucs Camp Day 1: Mother Nature Takes Over

When Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said his team would practice in the afternoons during this year’s training camp, he wanted to simulate the typical Florida summer conditions. Due mainly to the fact that their first two regular season games will be at home at 4 o’clock.

98.7 The Fan–07/25/2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Quarterbacks

When Lovie Smith agreed to become the Buccaneers next head coach in early January, he knew the quarterback situation needed answers to a couple questions: Would Mike Glennon continue to be the starting quarterback? And [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/24/2014

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Running back Doug Martin #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushes upfield in the 4th quarter against the New Orleans Saints September 15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Saints won 16 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Running Backs

LEADER OF THE PACK: Doug Martin He is the most complete back on the depth chart by far. Martin has great burst, good hands, runs well between the tackles, and is difficult to bring down. [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/23/2014

TAMPA, FL - MAY 16:  Wide Receiver Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers works out during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

It’s a term offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has been using since he arrived at One Buc Place. It’s also an area where the Buccaneers have struggled for several years now. Tampa Bay ranked last in passing yards, yards after catch (YAC), and first downs in 2013. The receivers must make plays with their feet and make defenders miss on a regular basis, particularly over the middle and in the flat. When you can extend plays and gain those critical extra yards, it lifts team morale and creates serious momentum for long drives and more scoring opportunities.

98.7 The Fan–07/22/2014

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Tight Ends

LEADER OF THE PACK: Brandon Myers Myers is the most experienced tight end on the Bucs roster right now. He comes to Tampa after spending his first 4 years in Oakland, and last year with [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/21/2014

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Guard Carl Nicks #77 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches play against the Arizona Cardinals September 29, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Offensive Line

LEADER OF THE PACK: C Evan Dietrich-Smith Dietrich-Smith signed with the Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent from Green Bay in March. Spending the last several years protecting Aaron Rodgers and being around a winning [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/20/2014

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2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Special Teams

Buccaneers special teams coordinator Kevin O’Dea’s philosophy will be based on physical and mental toughness, and giving max effort until the whistle blows. Special teams is the most overlooked element of football. It has potential for game changing plays, and the Bucs will need game changers in this area. And with veteran leaders Adam Hayward and Dekoda Watson now elsewhere, Tampa Bay will need new leaders to step in and fill the void.

98.7 The Fan–07/19/2014

File photo of Mark Barron. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Safeties

LEADER OF THE PACK: Dashon Goldson “The Hawk” as they call him, is the enforcer of the group for his leadership and hard-hitting play. While Goldson had trouble with the helmet-to-helmet hits last year which [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/18/2014

File photo of Alterraun Verner. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

2014 Bucs Camp Preview: Cornerbacks

Every cornerback on the roster is under 30 years of age. In the past couple seasons we’ve seen Ronde Barber retire, Eric Wright waste chances, and Darrelle Revis on loan. There hasn’t been a sense of stability at this position for some time. Now with Alterraun Verner locking up a 4-year deal, that could change quickly. And if the younger, less experienced corners are brought along the right way, this could be the most opportunistic Bucs secondary in years.

98.7 The Fan–07/17/2014