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Ginsberg, Izzy

Israel Ginsberg

After finishing his collegiate career at South Dakota State University, Ginsberg played one season of professional football.

Birth and Death Dates:

Career Highlights:
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.

Boston, Massachusetts

Career Dates:
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.

Physical description:
5'8", 175 pounds

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The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
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