Bobby Crespino

Bobby Crespino
No. 42, 89
Date of birth (1938-01-11)January 11, 1938
Place of birth Duncan, Mississippi
Date of death July 29, 2013(2013-07-29) (aged 75)
Place of death Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
College Mississippi
AFL draft 1961 / Round: 6 / Pick: 44
Drafted by Oakland Raiders
NFL draft 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Drafted by Cleveland Browns
Career history
As player
1961–1963 Cleveland Browns
1964–1968 New York Giants
Career stats

Robert C. "Bobby" Crespino (January 11, 1938 – July 29, 2013) was an American football tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants. Born in Duncan, Mississippi, he played college football at the University of Mississippi and was drafted in the first round (tenth overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft. Crespino was also selected in the sixth round of the 1961 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He was the father of political historian, Joseph Crespino. Crespino died on July 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia following a long undisclosed illness.[1]


  1. Cleveland, Rick (July 29, 2013). "RIP: Bobby Crespino, A Splendid Gentleman". Retrieved July 29, 2013.

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