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Stark, Seymour

Seymour Louis Stark

Stark played as a back for Syracuse University in the mid-1930s and was a teammate of twin brothers Walt Singer and Milt Singer. Seymour also played baseball at Syracuse and played one season of professional football in the NFL.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. March 8, 1912 - d. August 1969

Career Highlights:
In 1932 and 1933, the Orangemen had a combined record of 8-8-1. During the 1932 season, Stark scored a team-high six touchdowns (and kicked one extra point). The following season, he scored four touchdowns and added two extra points. In 1934, Syracuse began the season with six straight wins before losing their final two games to Colgate and Columbia. That year, Stark scored three touchdowns and one extra point and was named AP All-East honorable mention.

After graduating from Syracuse in 1935, Stark joined the Boston Redskins of the NFL. That season, the Redskins posted a record of 2-8-1 and finished fourth in the NFL East. It was Stark's only season in the NFL.

Brooklyn, New York

Career Dates:
Stark played as a back at Syracuse University from 1932-1934. He then played in the NFL with the Boston Redskins in 1935.

Physical description:
6'1 1/2", 202 pounds

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New York Times, November 28, 1932
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