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Former New York Giants DE Andy Robustelli Passes Away at Age 85

May 31st, 2011 at 3:51 PM
By Dan Benton

Former New York Giants defensive end and 1971 NFL Hall of Fame inductee Andy Robustelli passed away this morning at the age of 85.

Robustelli, who was drafted in the 19th round of the 1951 NFL Draft, spent the first four years of his career with the then Los Angeles Rams before being traded to the New York Giants in 1956. In his illustrious 13 NFL seasons, he was named seven Pro Bowls, was a three-time second-team All-Pro selection, a seven-time first-team All-Pro selection, the 1962 Bert Bell award winner and a one-time NFL champion. He was also named the Walter Camp Man of the Year in 1988.

Robustelli was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1971 and was the only football player to have played in the first two Nationally televised games.

Giants 101 offers its condolences to Robustelli’s friends and family.

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