Groom, Jerry

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Groom, Jerry Gender: M
Jerome Paul Groom
born on 15 August 1929 at 11:40 (= 11:40 AM )
Place Des Moines, Iowa, 41n36, 93w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°23' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°39 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 05°14'

Jerry Groom (1951 Bowman football card)


American football defensive tackle, center and linebacker, nicknamed "Boomer," who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Cardinals (1951-1955). He was chosen to play in the 1954 Pro Bowl.

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.

Groom later served as a color commentator for the Denver Broncos' radio broadcasts in their inaugural American Football League (AFL) season in 1960. In 1994, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He died on 29 February 2008 at age 78 in Sarasota, Florida.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Barry, Paul (born 7 August 1926). Notes: Chicago Cardinals teammates, 1954
  • associate relationship with Cross, Billy (born 3 May 1929). Notes: Chicago Cardinals teammates, 1951-1953
  • associate relationship with Fugler, Dick (born 19 July 1931). Notes: Chicago Cardinals teammates, 1954
  • associate relationship with Sanford, Leo (born 4 October 1929). Notes: Chicago Cardinals teammates, 1951-1955
  • associate relationship with Sitko, Emil (born 7 September 1923). Notes: Chicago Cardinals teammates, 1951-1952
  • associate relationship with Svoboda, Bill (born 12 July 1928). Notes: Chicago Cardinals teammates, 1951-1953


  • Work : Prize 1994 (College Football Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file ("Jerry Paul Groom").


  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Sports)
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (American football defensive tackle, center, linebacker)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (College Football)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (NFL player, 1951-1955)