REX GROSSMAN (Deceased)
Inducted: July 30, 1976 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: February 5, 1924 in Huntington, IN
High School Attended: Huntington Graduated: 1942
High School Honors: 4-year football letterman as fullback and linebacker; All-State football; All-Star Football Team; football team was mythical state champion 1941; also played baseball, basketball, and track; 1941 and 1942 basketball teams went to Semi-State.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1949
College Honors: 1942 freshman team fullback/linebacker; 1946 as a fullback/linebacker and kicker, then as quarterback 1947; gave up final year of eligibility to turn pro.
Professional Athletic Background: Played fullback/linebacker and served as place kicker/field goal kicker for Baltimore Colts of All-American Conference for 1948, 1949, and part of 1950; traded to Detroit Lions during 1950 season; rather than be traded to Cleveland Browns, retired from football at end of 1950 season.
Special Recognition: Served in US Army in the European front 1943-1946, earning a Purple Heart; known for his support of all Indiana University activities, Little League and all sports in Bloomington; was a self-employed contractor in Bloomington.
Family: Wife, Nancy; children, Jill, Rex, Jr., and Frank; grandsons Toby, Ben, and Terry who all played football at IU.
Mr. Grossman passed away June 1, 1980.