Emily Grossman

Emily Grossman
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2014-2017
Jersey Number: 64
Position: DL
Age: 29
Height: 5-8
Weight: 210
Hometown: Springfield, VA
High School: West Springfield HS (VA)
College: Florida State University
Occupation: Senior Analyst, Contracting Resources Group


Emily Grossman Q&A

Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
I’ve become a big J.J. Watt fan…he’s such a dominant player and contributes so much for his team. I’ve always been a “utility player”, and it’s amazing watching one at the NFL level. As a hometown fan, I also love Ryan Kerrigan.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Reading and watching baseball.
What is your favorite movie?
Top Gun.
What was the first sport you ever played?
After I decided I “knew everything” about ballet, I played soccer growing up.
How did you hear about women’s football?
When I lived in Savannah, my boss heard about the Sabers on the news and brought it to my attention as something he thought I’d be interested in. I never played for that team, but I looked up women’s football as soon as I moved back to DC.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
Because I love football! My experience trying to get into football at a younger age was met with resistance, and I’m sure other girls are still encountering those roadblocks. It’s important that women’s football be recognized so that everyone, regardless of gender, can have the opportunity to play in their own leagues.