Matt Grothe (born September 8, 1986 in Lakeland, Florida) is the current starting quarterback for the University of South Florida Bulls (USF) NCAA Division I FBS football team. Grothe is a 2005 graduate of Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, Florida.
Grothe attended Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, Florida and was a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-time first team Class 4A All-State selection, named the Lakeland Ledger Player of the Year twice, and as a senior, he was named to the Super Southern 100 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, was named the Class 4A Player of the Year, was a finalist for Mr. Football in the state of Florida, and was named the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year. Grothe led his team to the state championship football game vs. Armwood HS. Grothe passed for 2,700 yards and ran for 1,250 yards as a senior. Grothe passed for 33 touchdowns and rushed for 15 touchdowns. After his senior season, he was named the 21st best prospect in Florida by the Tampa Tribune, named the 23rd best prospect in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel, and Rivals.com ranked him as the 24th best dual-threat quarterback and 93rd best overall prospect in the state of Florida. Matt Grothe graduated from Lake Gibson High School in 2005 with a 4.0 grade point average.
Grothe spent the 2005 campaign as a redshirt behind then-quarterback Pat Julmiste.