Burt Grossman

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Burt Grossman
No. 92, 69
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-04-10) April 10, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 276
Sacks: 43.5
Forced fumbles: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Burt L. Grossman (born April 10, 1967) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. Before becoming a professional, Grossman played college football at the University of Pittsburgh where he was a three time All-ECAC selection. In 1989 he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers.[1] Grossman played six seasons in the NFL: five for the San Diego Chargers (1989–1993) and one for the Philadelphia Eagles (1994). As an NFL player, Grossman's accomplishments include 45 quarterback sacks and three safeties.[2]

Grossman appeared on the October 15, 1990 edition cover of Sports Illustrated under the title "Big Mouth," which chronicled his outspoken and outlandish personality.[3] In 1996 he suffered a career-ending neck injury.

After football, Grossman was hired by WCAU in Philadelphia for its program, Eagles Hour. The program won an Emmy in 1995, as well as earning him an Emmy as best sports reporter.[4] In 1996 he published the book The Way Things Ought to Be with Bill Kushner. Currently, he is a contributor for the website "The National Football Post."[5]

He is the cousin of former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Randy Grossman.

In November 2012, Grossman lost his bid for a seat on the school board for Sweetwater Union High School District in National City, CA to incumbent Bertha Lopez.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1989.htm
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/burtgrossman/careerstats?id=GRO490789
  3. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1136354/index.htm
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20091025183339/http://geocities.com/tvnews1.geo/95emmy.html
  5. ^ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Burt-Grossman.html