Rex Grossman : 2003 Draft Day Picks

by Bob Johnson - Date: 2007-04-01 - Word Count: 315 Share This!

Rex Grossman was born on August 23, 1980 in Bloomington, Indiana. At an early age it was evident that Grossman was going to be a great quarterback. Not only did he have the skills to excel at this position, but he also had the mental capacity as well. Grossman has not disappointed by being a success at the high school, college, and professional levels of football.

Grossman began to play football while in grade school and by the time he reached sixth grade he was a full time quarterback. While at Bloomington High School South Grossman had a great career. When everything was said and done he had thrown for more than 7,500 yards and 97 touchdowns. This was capped off by a senior season in which he passed for 44 touchdowns, which included one game where he had six. Grossman led his team to the 5A state championship in the state of Indiana during the 1998 season.

After high school Grossman decided to take his game to the University of Florida. Although his college career got off to a slow start, as soon as he settled in things started to look up quite a bit. During his career at Florida Grossman set many records both at the school as well as in the conference. This included a passer rating of 146.77 putting him on the list as the third most efficient passer in the history of the Southeastern Conference. For his college career Grossman tallied 9,164 yards and 77 touchdowns.

With their first pick in the 2003 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears selected Grossman. Although Grossman struggled during much of his early career, he finally made strides in 2006 by leading the Bears to the Super Bowl. While Grossman and the Bears wound up on the losing end of the stick, this showed fans and the team that he is a capable starting quarterback in the NFL.

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