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Winnick, Walter

Walter L. Winnick

Winnick was an all-around athlete at Syracuse University, and was the MVP of the football team in 1928. He also lettered in baseball in 1927.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Career Highlights:
Winnick, who played tackle for three seasons at Syracuse in the 1920s, played his high school ball at New Utrecht in Brooklyn. During his college career, the Orangemen had a combined record of 16-9-4. In 1928, Winnick was named AP All-East honorable mention, MVP of the Syracuse team, and first team Jewish All-America (named by the Jewish Advocate). He was selected by football historian Dr. L.H. Baker as a member of Syracuse's All-Time Team.

Origin:
Brooklyn, New York

Career Dates:
Winnick played tackle at Syracuse University from 1926-1928.

Physical description:
6'0", 190 pounds


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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, October 19, 1927
Washington Post, December 5, 1928


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