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Obit: Former Giants TE Bobby Crespino, 75

Bob Crespino of the Giantsis tackled by Tom

Bob Crespino of the Giantsis tackled by Tom Vaughn of the Detroit Lions after taking a pass from quarterback Fran Tarkenton for a first down in the first quarter at Yankee Stadium. (Dec. 10, 1967) Credit: AP, 1967

From the Giants:

Bobby Crespino, a tight end who played for the Giants from 1964-68, passed away on July 29 at Emory University hospital in Atlanta following a lengthy illness. He was 75.

Crespino, who starred at Ole Miss, 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. Crespino played in 107 NFL games and caught 58 passes for 741 yards and nine touchdowns. He served as the Giants' player representative to the NFL Players Association before retiring following the 1968 season.

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