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Greenberg, Ben

Benjamin Greenberg

Greenberg played at Rutgers University in the 1920s and was a teammate of Stan Rosen, who captained the team in 1928.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1907 - d. February 1976

Career Highlights:
Greenberg played as a back at Rutgers in the late-1920s. In 1927, the team had a record of 4-4-0 and followed that with a record of 6-3-0 in 1928 (he led the team in rushing yards and scoring). In 1929, Ben's final season, the Scarlet Knights had a record of 5-4-0 as Greenberg scored four touchdowns for the team. After graduating in 1930, Greenberg played two games in the NFL for the Brooklyn Dodgers, who compiled a record of 7-4-1 that year. One of Ben's teammates was Izzy Yablok.

Origin:
New Jersey

Career Dates:
Greenberg played at Rutgers University from 1927-1929. He then played as a fullback and tailback in the NFL with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1930.

Physical description:
5'9", 170 pounds


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References:
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)


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