Jerry Sturm
No. 72, 73, 62, 55
Position:Center, tackle, guard
Personal information
Born:(1936-12-31)December 31, 1936
English, Indiana
Died:June 17, 2020(2020-06-17) (aged 83)
Littleton, Colorado[1]
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Terre Haute (IN) Gerstmeyer
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Jerry Gordon Sturm (December 31, 1936 – June 17, 2020) was an American professional gridiron football player. He played college football at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He played professionally in Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1958), and Calgary Stampeders (1959–1960), the American Football League (AFL) for the Denver Broncos (1961–1966), and in the National Football League (NFL) for the New Orleans Saints (1967–1970), Houston Oilers (1971), and Philadelphia Eagles (1972). He was an American Football League All-Star in 1964 and 1966.

After retiring from football, Sturm owned "The South" restaurant along with his wife, Debbie, in Englewood, Colorado.[2] The restaurant offers a selection of Mexican and American food.

Sturm died on June 17, 2020.[3] He had been suffering dementia prior to his death.[4] His family announced that they would donate Sturm's brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation at Boston University to study the effects of brain trauma from Sturm's football career.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Jerry Sturm 1936 - 2020 - Obituary".
  2. ^ "Jerry Sturm: About the Owner". The South Restaurant. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ Broncos saddened to learn of passing of former OL, Top 100 Team member Jerry Sturm.
  4. ^ a b "Broncos Top 100 player Jerry Sturm dies at 83".