American Football Database
Bob Pellegrini
Date of birth: (1934-11-13)November 13, 1934
Place of birth: Yatesboro, Pennsylvania
Date of death: April 11, 2008(2008-04-11) (aged 73)
Place of death: Marmora, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Center, linebacker
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
 As player:
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Playing stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Robert Francis Pellegrini (November 13, 1934 – April 11, 2008) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Maryland, where he was an All-American as a center. Pellegrini was drafted in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1956 NFL Draft. In 1996, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In 1955, he finished fifth in number of votes for the Heisman Trophy.[1] He was featured on the cover of the November 7, 1955 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine.[2]

After his professional playing career with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins, he joined the Miami Dolphins staff as the linebackers coach from 1966 to 1967.[3]


  1. Pac-10 in the Heisman Voting (PDF), Pacific-10 Conference, p. 4, 2005.
  2. Bob Pellegrini, Football, Maryland Terrapins, Sports Illustrated, November 7, 1955.
  3. Bob Pellegrini Named Dolphins Assistant, Reading Eagle, February 4, 1966.

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