Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Al "De Ro" DeRogatis

Al "De Ro" DeRogatis


  • Position: Center/Tackle
  • School: Duke
  • High School: Newark, NJ (Central HS)
  • Years: 1945-1948
  • Inducted: 1986
  • Place of Birth: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth: May 05, 1927
  • Place of Death: Spring Lake, NJ
  • Date of Death: Dec 26, 1995
  • Jersey Number: 72
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 220

Member Biography

Al DeRogatis was an all-star at three levels. He was all-state at Central High, Newark, New Jersey in 1944, All-America at Duke University in 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 NewYork 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 crew. He did pro football game of the week and college bowl games. DeRogatis died December 26, 1995, at age 68.