Former Giant DE Andy Robustelli dies



STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Football Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli, who played for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams during a 14-year NFL career, has died. He was 85.

The Lacerenza Funeral Home in Robustelli’s hometown of Stamford, Conn., confirmed his death Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear where and when Robustelli died. His death was first reported by The Advocated of Stamford.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound defensive end played for the Rams from 1951-55 and the Giants from 1956-64.

Robustelli, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971, is credited with playing a key role in the Giants’ 1956 NFL title.

Robustelli’s wife, Jeanne, died in April. She was 84. The couple had nine children and 29 grandchildren.