Sam Palumbo

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Sam Palumbo
Palumbo with the Cleveland Browns
Palumbo with the Cleveland Browns
No. 50, 54, 53
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1932-06-07) June 7, 1932 (age 84)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Collinwood High School
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 4 / Pick: 49
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1960
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

Sam Palumbo is a former linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1955 NFL Draft and played two seasons with the team.[1] During the 1957 NFL season he played with the Green Bay Packers and later was a member of the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League.

Although he suffered a shoulder dislocation diving for a fumble in a game against the Green Bay Packers in October 1955,[2] Palumbo played in the NFL Championship Game on December 26, intercepting a pass in the second half of the Browns' 38-14 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

As a student-athlete at The University of Notre Dame, he was a college roommate of Regis Philbin.


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  2. ^ Harry Jones, "Browns' Triumph Fine - But Costly", Cleveland Plain Dealer, 23 October 1955 [1] (accessed 24 October 2012)