Bobby Crespino
No. 42, 89
Born:(1938-01-11)January 11, 1938
Duncan, Mississippi, U.S.
Died:July 29, 2013(2013-07-29) (aged 75)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Tight end
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
AFL draft1961 / Round: 6 / Pick: 44
Drafted byOakland Raiders
NFL draft1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Drafted byCleveland Browns
Career history
As player
1961–1963Cleveland Browns
1964–1968New York Giants
Career stats

Robert C. "Bobby" Crespino (January 11, 1938 – July 29, 2013) was an American football tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants. Born in Duncan, Mississippi, he played college football at the University of Mississippi and was drafted in the first round (tenth overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft. Crespino was also selected in the sixth round of the 1961 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He was the father of political historian, Joseph Crespino. Crespino died on July 29, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia following a long undisclosed illness.[1]


  1. ^ Cleveland, Rick (July 29, 2013). "RIP: Bobby Crespino, A Splendid Gentleman". Retrieved July 29, 2013.