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Constantine, Irv

C. Irving Constantine

Constantine played football at Syracuse University as a fullback and then played in a single NFL game for Staten Island. On September 28, 1929, he played in the first night game in the East as the Orangemen defeated Hobart College 77-0.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. January 18, 1907 - d. May 14, 1966

Career Highlights:
Born in New York City, Constantine was a big, bruising fullback for Syracuse in the late 1920s. In 1928, Syracuse had a record of 4-4-1, and then finished with a record of 6-3-0 the following year (he scored three touchdowns for the Orange that season). During his senior season of 1930, Constantine broke his shoulder in a scrimmage mid-way through the year, which ended his collegiate career. Nevertheless, his football career was not completely over as Constantine played in one NFL game for the Staten Island Stapletons (4-6-1) in 1931.

New York City

Career Dates:
Constantine played as a back at Syracuse University from 1928-1930. He then played halfback in the NFL with the Staten Island Stapletons in 1931.

Physical description:
5'9", 200 pounds

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The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
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
New York Times, October 23, 1930