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Feinberg, Jason

Jason Bennet Feinberg

In 2000, Feinberg became Penn's all-time leading scorer and the Ivy League's all-time scoring leader as a kicker (218 career points). After breaking the record, Feinberg said: "Without a doubt, the team goal (of winning the Ivy League) came first. But coming into the season, I really wanted to be Penn's all-time leading scorer...It's been an amazing year. They've been playing football at Penn for over 100 years. To be able to say that you're the all-time leading scorer, that's really something."

Birth and Death Dates:
b. March 22, 1979

Career Highlights:
Feinberg was a three-sport star in high school (and captain in all three sports!) before playing at Penn. In 1998, he scored 64 points -- tied for second most on the team and third overall in the Ivy League. Jason made 11 of 17 field goals and 31 of 34 field goals. In 1999, he led the team in scoring (third in the Ivy League) with 71 points. Jason was named second team All-Ivy League, making 15 of 21 field goals and 26 of 28 extra points. That year, he also tied the school record with four field goals made in a game (against Yale).

In 2000, Feinberg broke all of Penn's career kicking records. Besides breaking the career points mark (218), he also finished his career with 41 field goals and 95 extra points! He also had 16 points (another school record) in Penn's 40-24 win over Princeton. Penn won the Ivy League title with a 6-1-0 conference record (7-3-0 overall) and Feinberg was named All-Ivy League first team as he made 15 of 21 field goals and 38 of 40 points. Jason was also named All-ECAC second team.

Linwood, New Jersey

Career Dates:
Feinberg was a placekicker at the University of Pennsylvania from 1998-2000.

Physical description:
5'8", 160 pounds

Career Statistics:
At Penn:
Field goals made: 41
Field goals attempted: 59
Field goal percentage: 69.5

Extra points made: 95
Extra points attempted: 102
Extra point percentage: 93.1

Total points: 218

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Jewish Sports Review, September/October 2000 issue (Vol. 2, No. 8, Issue 21)

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