Burt Grossman

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Burt Grossman
San Diego Strike Force
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1967-04-10) April 10, 1967 (age 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1989  / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:276
Sacks:43.5
Forced fumbles:3
Head coaching record
Regular season:1–13 (.071)
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]

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]

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

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References

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  2. "Burt Grossman Career Stats".
  3. "SI Vault - Oct. 15, 1990 - Page 1". www.si.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
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  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.