Bob Pellegrini

Bob Pellegrini
No. 53
Date of birth (1934-11-13)November 13, 1934
Place of birth Yatesboro, Pennsylvania
Date of death April 11, 2008(2008-04-11) (aged 73)
Place of death Marmora, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s) Center, linebacker
College Maryland
NFL draft 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
As player
1956–1961 Philadelphia Eagles
1962–1965 Washington Redskins
Career stats

Robert Francis Pellegrini (November 13, 1934 – April 11, 2008) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Maryland, where he was an All-American as a center. Pellegrini was drafted in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1956 NFL Draft. In 1996, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In 1955, he finished fifth in number of votes for the Heisman Trophy.[1] He was featured on the cover of the November 7, 1955 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine.[2]

After his professional playing career with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins, he joined the Miami Dolphins staff as the linebackers coach from 1966 to 1967.[3]

Pellegrini died at the age of 73 on April 11, 2008, at his home in the Marmora section of Upper Township, New Jersey.[4]


  1. Pac-10 in the Heisman Voting (PDF), Pacific-10 Conference, p. 4, 2005.
  2. Bob Pellegrini, Football, Maryland Terrapins, Sports Illustrated, November 7, 1955.
  3. Bob Pellegrini Named Dolphins Assistant, Reading Eagle, February 4, 1966.
  4. Staff. "1996 Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Pellegrini Dies", National Football Foundation, April 20, 2008. Accessed September 12, 2016. "Bob Pellegrini, a 1996 inductee into the College Hall of Fame and a unanimous All-America center at Maryland, died April 11 at his home in Marmora, N.J. He was 73."

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