Stamford resident, NFL Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli dies

STAMFORD - (AP) - Football Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli,who played for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams during a14-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 clearwhere and when Robustelli died. His death was first reported by TheAdvocated of Stamford.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound defensive end played for the Rams from1951-55 and the Giants from 1956-64.

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

Robustelli's wife, Jeanne, died in April. She was 84. The couplehad nine children and 29 grandchildren.

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