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Kaufman, Joe

Joseph Kaufman

In the mid-1930s, Kaufman played quarterback for three seasons at George Washington. In 1936, while leading the Colonials to a record of 7-1-1, Kaufman and his team almost upset Rice University in Texas by a score of 12-6 (the previous year, Rice defeated GW 41-0). Following the game, Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich reported that, "Kaufman was hailed the peer of any back in the Texas Conference, where brilliant backs abound. He did, indeed, provide a spectacular performance with his passing, running, and defensive play..."

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Career Highlights:
The Colonials had a record of 6-3-0 in 1935. The following year, Kaufman was named AP All-East honorable mention and GW finished the season with a record of 7-1-1. In 1937, Kaufman's final season with the Colonials, they had a record of 3-4-1.

Origin:
New York

Career Dates:
Kaufman played quarterback at George Washington University from 1935-1937.


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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
Washington Post, November 2, 1936


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