EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Former New York Giants tight end Bobby Crespino has died. He was 75.
The Giants were informed of the death by the University of Mississippi, where Crespino played. He died Monday at Emory University hospital in Atlanta following a lengthy illness.
After playing at Ole Miss, Crespino was selected in the first round of the 1961 NFL Draft (10th overall) by the Cleveland Browns and in the sixth round of the AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He played three seasons (1961-63) for the Browns before joining the Giants for five seasons, starting in 1964. Crespino played in 107 NFL games and caught 58 passes for 741 yards and nine touchdowns.
Crespino served as the Giants' player representative to the NFL Players Association before retiring following the 1968 season.