Bob Dee was born on May 18, 1933 in Quincy, Mass, and attended Braintree High School. He went n to play three sports at Holy Cross.

He was selected in the 19th round of the 1955 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, where he played in 1957 and 1958.

Bob returned to Holy Cross in 1959 to coach the team's line and then was one of the first to sign on with the new American Football League 1960. He played defensive end for the Boston Patriots from 1960 thru 1967, where he never missed a game. He was an AFL All Star four times and recorded 33 career quarterback sacks. In 1961 he led the league with five fumble recoveries.

He retired in 1968 and started Jet Line Services spending the rest of his life in the hazardous waste clean-up business.

Bob was named to the Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team and inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1993. His number "89" was also retired by the Patriots.

Bob Dee passed away due to a heart attack on April 18, 1979, at age 45, while in Portsmouth, NH.