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.
|Born:||November 13, 1934|
|Died:||April 11, 2008 (aged 73)|
Marmora, New Jersey
|NFL draft||1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
In 1955, he finished fifth in number of votes for the Heisman Trophy. He was featured on the cover of the November 7, 1955 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. He was a member of the Gamma Chi Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of Maryland. All American football players Chet "the Jet" Hanulak and Bill Walker were fellow Sigma Chi Fraternity brothers of Pellegrini at Maryland.
- Pac-10 in the Heisman Voting (PDF), Pacific-10 Conference, p. 4, 2005.
- Bob Pellegrini, Football, Maryland Terrapins, Sports Illustrated, November 7, 1955.
- Bob Pellegrini Named Dolphins Assistant, Reading Eagle, February 4, 1966.
- Staff. "1996 Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Pellegrini Dies", National Football Foundation, April 20, 2008. Accessed September 12, 2016. "Bob Pellegrini, a 1996 inductee into the College Hall of Fame and a unanimous All-America center at Maryland, died April 11 at his home in Marmora, N.J. He was 73."
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