|No. 72, 73, 62, 55|
|Position:||Center, tackle, guard|
|Born:||December 31, 1936|
|Died:||June 17, 2020 83) (aged|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school:||Terre Haute (IN) Gerstmeyer|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · 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.The restaurant offers a selection of Mexican and American food.
Sturm died on June 17, 2020.He had been suffering dementia prior to his death. 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.
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