Greenberg, Elmer : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Greenberg, Elmer

Greenberg, who played four seasons as an offensive lineman at the University of Nebraska (1927-30), was inducted into the Nebraska Football Players Hall of Fame in 1979.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. June 10, 1908 - d. February 16, 1995

Career Highlights:
In 1928, the Nebraska Huskers were a charter member of the newly-formed Big Six Conference and had a terrific season, finishing with an overall record of 7-1-1 (5-0-0 in conference). That year, they allowed no more than 13 points in any game (a 13-3 loss to Army), shut out five opponents and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 141-33! In 1929, they again went undefeated in conference play (3-0-2) and finished the season with a record of 4-1-3; their only loss was to Pitt, 12-7.

In 1930, Greenberg was named Walter Camp All-America honorable mention, and All-Big Six Conference first team. Elmer then played for the West in the 1931 East-West Shrine Game (the West won the game, 3-0).

Omaha, Nebraska

Career Dates:
Greenberg played guard at the University of Nebraska from 1927-1930.

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