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Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli passes away at age 85

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Seven time All Pro player and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Andy Robustelli passed away Tuesday at the age of 85, according to the Stamford Advocate.

A 19th-round draft pick of the Rams, Robustelli was a longshot for football greatness after playing collegiately at Arnold College. After getting dealt to the Giants, he played for for six conference champions and one NFL title team in New York.  He was an All-Pro from 1956-1960 and was once named the league’s best player by the Maxwell club.

Robustelli missed only one game in his 14-year career and owned the record for fumble recoveries when he retired.

Robustelli was born in Stamford, Connecticut and finished his life there as well. We send along our condolences to the family.

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5 Responses to “Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli passes away at age 85”
  1. hobartbaker says: May 31, 2011 1:18 PM

    Andy “Ee’sa Not So” Robustelli no more.

  2. bluvayner says: May 31, 2011 1:40 PM

    He’ll probably be playing in a foursome with Terry Bradshaw tomorrow.

  3. vetdana says: May 31, 2011 1:50 PM

    Andy “Ee’sa Not So” Robustelli no more.

    Hobart….If that was your Father or Grandfather who passed away…..would you appreciate recieving that snide remark you made ?…..didnt think so….

  4. bluefan204 says: May 31, 2011 2:54 PM

    hobartbaker says: May 31, 2011 1:18 PM

    Andy “Ee’sa Not So” Robustelli no more.

    You need a baseball bat to the side of your face

    RIP Andy

  5. stew48 says: May 31, 2011 7:54 PM

    It is really time to edit and censor comments. Robustelli was an excellent player and behaved. The fact that so many responders have no class should be acknowledged by management. But then, maybe your following would be much smaller. And yes, I am old enough to have watched him. He was one of the best Giants.

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