Groom on a 1951 Bowman football card
|Born:||August 15, 1929|
Des Moines, Iowa
|Died:||February 29, 2008 78) (aged|
|Position(s)||DT / C / LB|
|High school|| Dowling Catholic |
(Des Moines, Iowa)
|NFL draft||1951 / Round: 1 / Pick 6|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jerome Paul "Boomer" Groom (August 15, 1929 – February 29, 2008) was an American football player. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines. He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team and was a consensus selection at the center position on the 1950 College Football All-America Team.He then played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Cardinals from 1951 to 1955. He was chosen to play in the 1954 Pro Bowl.
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