Andrew Richard Robustelli was an American professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants.
18 Facts About Andy Robustelli
Andy Robustelli played college football at Arnold College and was selected in the nineteenth round of the 1951 NFL Draft.
Andy Robustelli was a six-time first-team All-Pro selection and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
Andy Robustelli attended Stamford High School, where he excelled in football and baseball.
Andy Robustelli played for the Rams until he was traded to the New York Giants in 1956.
Andy Robustelli spent nine seasons with the Giants, playing for six conference champions and one NFL championship team.
Andy Robustelli was a starter on the Giants defense from 1956 until his retirement after the 1964 season.
Andy Robustelli received the 1962 Bert Bell Award as best player in the NFL, one of the few defensive players to do so.
Andy Robustelli played in 174 NFL games, missing only one in his career.
Andy Robustelli holds the distinction of being the only football player to have played in the first two nationally televised NFL games.
Andy Robustelli returned to the Giants when he was appointed as its director of operations on December 17,1973.
Andy Robustelli took over responsibility for most of the Giants' football matters.
Andy Robustelli had decided one year prior that the 1978 season would be his last with the ballclub.
Andy Robustelli was succeeded by George Young 58 days later on February 14,1979.
Andy Robustelli founded National Professional Athletes, a sports marketing business which arranged appearances by sports celebrities at corporate functions, and International Equities, which evolved into Robustelli Merchandise Services.
Andy Robustelli died on May 31,2011, from complications following a gallbladder surgery.
Andy Robustelli is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Andy Robustelli was named Walter Camp Man of the Year in 1988.