Ben Tamburello
No. 61     
Guard / center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-09-09) September 9, 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
High School: Irondale (AL) Shades Valley
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Debuted in 1987 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1991 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     50
Games started     11
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Ben Allen Tamburello, Jr. (born September 9, 1964) is a former American football guard and center who played for five seasons in the National Football League. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 19871991. He was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

Early yearsEdit

Tamburello was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Shades Valley High School in Homewood, Alabama, and Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee.

College careerEdit

Tamburello was recruited by Paul "Bear" Bryant to play college football for Alabama, but decided to play for Auburn. He played for the Tigers from 1983–1986. In 1986, he was named a unanimous All-American. He won the SEC Lineman of the Year award in 1986 and was named a team captain.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Tamburello was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round (65th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles from 1987–1991.

After footballEdit

Tamburello resides in Birmingham with his wife, Kathy, and his three children: Ben III, Anna and Julia.[1]


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