Pro Football Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli, who played for the Giants and Rams during a 14-year NFL career, has died at age 85. "He was one of the greatest players in franchise history, and one of the finest, most dignified gentlemen you could ever meet," Giants president John Mara said. "Andy was a man's man in every respect." The reason for the death, which was first reported by THe Stamford Advocate, is unknown. New York won the 1956 NFL championship in Robustelli's first season. They won five more conference championships during his tenure, in 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1963. "Andy was a great leader. When he came to us from the Rams, it turned everything around defensively," fellow Hall of Famer Frank Gifford said. "He fit perfectly into Tom Landry's defense. Tom Landry was such a leader in putting defense into pro football and Andy was one of the key components of that."
Andy Robustelli Dies At Age 85