Bienstock, Bernard : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Bienstock, Bernard

Bienstock played as a back for CCNY (City College of New York) in the late 1920s, and was considered one of the nation's leading passers.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. September 17, 1909 - d. March 1980

Career Highlights:
In 1929, Bienstock was captain of the CCNY football team. Football historian Dr. L.H. Baker wrote, "Bienstock was an unusual type as he was a fine passer and a fine receiver. In five touchdown passes, he hit the receiver in the end zone four times. As a receiver, he scored touchdowns on runs of 15, 20, 40, and 70-yards after receiving the ball." That season, Bienstock scored four touchdowns and kicked two extra points for a total of 26 points for City College.

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Career Dates:
Bienstock played for City College of New York from 1927-1929.

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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, December 2, 1929