Rex Grossman Sr.
No. 81, 74
Position:Linebacker / Fullback
Personal information
Born:(1924-02-05)February 5, 1924
Huntington, Indiana
Died:June 13, 1980(1980-06-13) (aged 56)
Bloomington, Indiana
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Huntington High School
Huntington, Indiana
NFL Draft:1948 / Round: 29 / Pick: 273
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Rex Daniel Grossman Sr. (February 5, 1924 — June 13, 1980) was an American football linebacker and fullback who played for two seasons in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and one season in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Indiana, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the twenty-ninth round of the 1948 NFL Draft. He played for the Baltimore Colts of the AAFC from 1948 to 1949, until they merged with the NFL in 1950, and for the Detroit Lions of the NFL in 1950. His grandson, Rex, is a former NFL quarterback who played for 11 seasons in the league and started for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.[1]


  1. ^ Haugh, David (January 23, 2007). "(Horse) shoe fits on Grossman family foot". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 24, 2019.