Burt Grossman
Personal information
Born: (1967-04-10) April 10, 1967 (age 56)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school:Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll
NFL draft:1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:3
Head coaching record
Regular season:1–13 (.071)
Player stats at NFL.com

Burt L. Grossman (born April 10, 1967) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL).


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 selected with the eighth overall pick in the first round 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 forty-five 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]

In 2019, he became the head coach of the San Diego Strike Force in the Indoor Football League.[6] The team went 1–13 in his first season.[7] The team played one game, a 50–36 win over the Bismarck Bucks, before the 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. San Diego then withdrew from the 2021 season due to the pandemic and Grossman did not return to the Strike Force for the 2022 season.[8]

He is a cousin of former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Randy Grossman.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "1989 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  2. ^ "Burt Grossman Career Stats". NFL.com.
  3. ^ "SI Vault - Oct. 15, 1990 - Page 1". www.si.com. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos". Archived from the original on October 25, 2009.
  5. ^ "Burt Grossman Posts | National Football Post". Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  6. ^ "Strike Force Name Head Coach". IFL. January 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Krasovic, Tom (March 4, 2020). "Column: Burt Grossman says overhaul bodes well for Strike Force to bounce back after first-year chaos". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  8. ^ "SAN DIEGO STRIKE FORCE NAMES DAVID BEEZER AS HEAD COACH". San Diego Strike Force. November 17, 2021.