After finishing his collegiate career at South Dakota State University, Ginsberg played one season of professional football.
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Ginsburg played in the American Football League in 1936 with the Rochester Tigers. The Tigers finished the season with a record of 1-6-0. The league was started by Dr. Harry March, a former New York Giants team official, as a "player's league" to challenge the NFL. Unfortunately, due to poor attendance and finances, the league folded after only two years. One of Izzy's Rochester teammates was Harry Shaub.
Ginsburg played end at South Dakota State University from 1933-1934. He then played as an end in the AFL with the Rochester Tigers in 1936.
5'8", 175 pounds
Use links below to navigate through the football section of Jews In Sports.
The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)