Bob Dee (born May 18, 1933 in Quincy, Massachusetts) was a three-sport letterman at Holy Cross College who was one of the first players signed by the Boston Patriots of the fledgling American Football League in 1960.
After two years with the Washington Redskins in 1957-58, Dee returned to Holy Cross to tutor the team's linemen.
He became an ironman of the American Football League who never missed a game during his career, starting 112 consecutive games. Despite equipment improvements over the years, Dee was a superstitious player who chose to wear the same helmet throughout his career (105 of 112 games). Dee etched his name in the history books by scoring the first touchdown in American Football League history when he dove onto a fumble in the end zone in an exhibition contest vs. Buffalo on July 30, 1960. He was voted to five American Football League All-Star teams (1961, 1963-65).
On July 22, 1968, Dee announced his retirement from professional football, citing a business opportunity that was "too good to resist."