Ben Tamburello
No. 61
Position:Guard / center
Personal information
Born: (1964-09-09) September 9, 1964 (age 59)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
High school:Irondale (AL) Shades Valley
NFL draft:1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:50
Games started:11
Player stats at PFR

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 (NFL). 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 years

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

College career

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 career

Philadelphia Eagles

Tamburello was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round (65th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft.[2] He played for the Eagles from 1987–1991.

After football

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


  1. ^ a b Bean, Josh (January 17, 2005). "WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Ben Tamburello: Former Auburn football player". Times Daily. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  2. ^ "1987 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved September 25, 2023.