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Al DeRogatis


Albert John DeRogatis

Inducted 1986

Date of Birth



Newark, NJ


Duke University (1945-1948)


Al DeRogatis was an all-star at three levels. He was all-state at Central High, Newark, N.J. in 1944, All-America at Duke University in 1946 and 1948 and All-Pro with the New York Giants in 1951. He played center in high school and in his freshman year at Duke and was a tackle the remaining years. He was Duke's captain in 1948. DeRogatis, who played for Eddie Cameron his first Duke year and for Wallace Wade the other three years, stood 6-4 in height and weighed 220. He was with the New York Giants 1949-1952. An ankle injury ended his playing career at age 25. DeRogatis joined Prudential Insurance of New Jersey in 1953, was named vice-president for community affairs in 1967, and retired in 1986. He began broadcasting football games on radio station WNEW, Newark, in 1960, moved to NBC-TV in 1966 as part of the Curt Gowdy's national AFL broadcast. He did pro football game of the week and college bowl games.


Height 6'4

Weight 220

Career Highlights

  • 1948 First Team All-America
  • 1946 All-Conference
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