Halpern, Robert "Buck"
Halpern played in the NFL for the Staten Island Stapletons in 1930. The Stapletons, which had been competing as an independent team for over a decade, were finally allowed an NFL franchise in 1929, but found that they could not compete in talent or budget with their rivals, the New York Giants. The Stapletons were an NFL franchise for only four years, officially folding after the 1934 season.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. July 10, 1908 - d. November 24, 1990
After playing at CCNY for three seasons, Halpern played one year in professional football. In 1930, Halpern played three games for the Staten Island Stapletons in the NFL; the team finished sixth in the league with a record of 5-5-2. Other Jewish players on the Stapletons that year were linemen Ollie Satenstein, and Sammy Stein.
Brooklyn, New York
Halpern played guard at the City College of New York from 1926-1928. He then played as a guard in the NFL with the Staten Island Stapletons in 1930.
5'11", 220 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)