Weiner, Albert "Reds" : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Weiner, Albert "Reds"

Weiner was an excellent all-around athlete. At Muhlenberg, he played four seasons of football, played baseball, and three years of basketball, captaining the basketball team as a senior. Albert also ran track as a sophomore.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. January 24, 1911 - d. September 17, 1988

Career Highlights:
As a junior in 1932, Weiner was one of the top scorers in college football. As the team's leading scorer, he scored five touchdowns and added four extra points for a total of 34 points, which was the 35th most in the East. In 1933, Weiner was captain of Muhlenberg's football team and was named AP All-America honorable mention, little All-America, and was also selected for the All-America Jewish team. That season, Albert led the nation in made field goals with three, including one against Penn State to beat the Nittany Lions, 3-0.

After graduating, Weiner played one season in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1934, he appeared in five games for the Eagles, who finished third in the NFL East with a record of 4-7-0. Weiner is a member of the Muhlenberg College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Woodbine, New Jersey

Career Dates:
Weiner played as a back at Muhlenberg from 1930-1933. He then played as a fullback, blocking back, linebacker, and defensive back in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1934.

Physical description:
5'9", 180 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the NFL:
Games: 5

Passes completed: 3
Passes attempted: 6
Passing percentage: 50.0
Passing yards: 40
Passing touchdowns: 2

Rushes: 9
Rushing yards: 37
Rushing average: 4.1

Field goals: 1
Extra points: 3

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The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, November 28, 1932