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Rex Grossman biography

Date of birth : 1980-08-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bloomington, Indiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, Quarterback for the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Rex Grossman is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He graduated from Bloomington High School South and attended the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship. Grossman led the Florida Gators to the 2000 SEC Championship, the 2001 Sugar Bowl, the 2002 Orange Bowl and the 2003 Outback Bowl. He was the runner-up for the 2001 Heisman Trophy.

Rex Grossman has played in 37 career games, with 31 starts, in his seven-year career. He has completed 524-of-971 for 6,197 yards, with 33 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. Grossman spent last season with Houston, where he worked with current Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who served in the same capacity for the Texans. Prior to his stint in Houston, Grossman played the previous six years with Chicago. In 2006, Grossman led the Bears to a 13-3 record and their first Super Bowl appearance since 1985. That season, he started all 16 regular season games and set career highs as he completed 262-of-480 passes for 3,193 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Has played in 37 career games with 31 starts in his career
* Helped lead Chicago to Super Bowl XLI in first full season as team’s top signal caller in 2006.
* Has completed 521-of-962 passes for 6,164 yards and 33 touchdowns with 35 interceptions.
* Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 15 of 2006 and twice earned FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Week 2, 4) that same season.
* Recipient of 2006 Ed Block Courage Award as voted by teammates.

2009 (Texans)

* Served as a backup quarterback for the Texans.
* Played in one game and completed 3-of-9 passes with one interception.
* Also had three rushes for nine yards.

2008 (Bears)
* Saw action in four games, starting once.
* Completed 32-of-62 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns and interceptions.
* Played at Detroit (10/5) but did not record any statistics.
* Returned to the field vs. Detroit (11/2) and completed eight-of-18 pass attempts for 58 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
* Started the following week vs. Tennessee (11/9) and connected on 20-of-37 passes for 173 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
* Played at Green Bay (11/16) and went four-of-seven for 26 yards.
* Served as the backup quarterback but did not play in 12 games.

2007 (Bears)

* Appeared in eight games, making seven starts.
* Completed 122-of-225 passes for 1,411 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions.
* Coming off the bench, engineered come-from-behind victory at Oakland (11/11), which was highlighted by game-winning 59-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Ber¬rian and finished with a quarterback rating of 109.8.
* Tossed game-tying touchdown with :28 remaining in regulation vs. Denver (11/25).
* Registered season highs in completions (25), attempts (46) and yards (296) vs. New York Giants (12/2).

2006 (Bears)
* Started every game, including all three postseason contests, while compiling 3,193 gross passing yards, the second most in team history.
* Was 262-of-480 passing with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions during the regular season.
* His 23 touchdown passes were tied for fourth most in franchise history while he ranked second in attempts and fourth in completions.
* His 12.19 yards per completion average was seventh highest in the NFL.
* The sixth passer in Bears history with 20 or more touchdowns in a season.
* Had 47 passes of 20+ yards, seventh most in the NFL, including 11 that went for touchdowns.
* Led the Bears to a 13-3 regular season record, the most wins by a Bears starting quarterback in a single-season dating back to 1935.
* Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors in September after throwing for 250+ yards in all three games during the season-opening month with six touchdowns and an overall passer rating of 100.0.
* Earned FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors vs. Detroit (9/17/06) after completing 20-of-27 passes for 289 yards with a career-high four touchdowns and 148.0 passer rating.
* Earned second FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award in three weeks after completing 17-of-31 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns for a 100.5 passer rating vs. Seattle (10/1).
* Threw for 339 yards vs. Tampa Bay (12/17) for the tenth 300-yard passing effort in franchise history at Soldier Field, ending the Bears streak of 72 straight regular season games without a 300-yard passer, while earning NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

2005 (Bears)
* Finished season by playing in two regular season games and starting the Divisional Playoff after missing first 13 games while recovering from a broken ankle sustained during the preseason.
* Completed 20-of-39 passes for 259 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions during the regular season and led Bears by averaging 6.64 yards per pass attempt.
* Suffered broken ankle in preseason game at St. Louis (8/12).

2004 (Bears)
* Started first three games of the season and led Chicago in yards per pass attempt (7.23)
* Sustained season-ending ACL injury in Week Three while diving for the goal line on his first career touchdown run.

2003 (Bears)
* Started final three games of the season for Chicago, becoming the first Bears rookie quarterback to win his first NFL start in 22 seasons and the franchise’s first player to do so in his first two career starts dating back to 1952.
* Led Chicago in yards per pass attempt (6.07), interceptions per attempt ratio (1.4%), passer efficiency rating (74.8) and tied for the team lead in touchdowns per attempt ratio (2.8%).
* In 10 quarters of action, he generated seven plays of 20 or more yards.
* Led all rookie signal-callers drafted in 2003 with a .667 winning per¬centage and passer rating of 74.8 while helping the Bears post a 2-1 ledger in his starts.
* Passed for 249 yards on 19-of-32 passing vs. WAS (12/21) with two touchdowns and one interception, including a season long 59-yard completion to Marty Booker for his first career touchdown pass; completed passes to nine different receivers, six different on first six completions.

COLLEGE

* Finished career at Florida (1999-2002) among the all-time passing leaders at UF and the SEC while leading the Gators to three bowl games and a 23-9 overall record in three years as a start¬er.
* Was a 2001 Heisman trophy runner-up and AP National Player of the Year
* Concluded his career with 9,164 passing yards (3rd at UF, 5th in SEC), 677 completions (3rd at UF), 1,110 attempts (4th at UF), 77 touchdown passes (2nd at UF, 3rd in SEC) and the lowest career interception percentage in Gator history (3.24).
* Second at UF with a 61.0 career comple¬tion percentage.
* Fifth sophomore in NCAA history to finish in the top two in Heisman voting.
* Led SEC in passing as a sophomore and junior while tossing an NCAA-record 55 touchdowns.
* Started 32-of-37 games played at UF and threw for 300 yards a school-record 17 times.

PERSONAL

* Passed for 7,518 yards and 97 touchdowns at Bloomington South (Ind.) H.S. during his prep career.
* Led team to the 1998 state 5A title, passing for 3,080 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior.
* Honored as the 1998 Indiana Player of the Year by USA Today and Parade All-America team.
* Tabbed by several recruiting magazines as the top prep quarterback in the Midwest and among the top 15 in the nation.
* Ranked by National Recruiting Advisor among the top-5 players in the nation in its “pro-style QB” rating.
* Son of Daniel and Maureen Grossman.
* He and wife, Alison, married prior to the 2005 season.
* Father and grandfather, Rex, both played football at Indiana University.
* Majored in travel and tourism.

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