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Jerry Groom
Date of birth: August 15, 1929(1929-08-15)
Place of birth: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of death: February 29, 2008 (aged 78)
Place of death: Sarasota, Florida
Career information
Position(s): DT / C / LB
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1951 / Round: 1 / Pick 6
 As player:
1951-1955 Chicago Cardinals
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1954
Playing stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Jerome Paul "Boomer" Groom (August 15, 1929 - February 29, 2008) was a professional American football defensive tackle/linebacker/center in the National Football League. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines. He went to one Pro Bowl during his 5-year career with the Chicago Cardinals. He played college football at Notre Dame, where he was an All-American. In 1994 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He died at age 78 in Sarasota, Florida [1].

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