Bernstein, Reuben : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Bernstein, Reuben

In 1916, Bernstein was the first Jew at NYU to captain the football team.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. February 10, 1894 - d. July 15, 1967

Career Highlights:
Nicknamed 'Rub,' Bernstein was a fullback who attended Curtis High School in New York before his collegiate career. Bernstein began his NYU career in 1913. Captain of the football team in 1916, Bernstein graduated from the NYU School of Law the following year (he was president of his class). One of his teammates on NYU was lineman Morris Sokolower.

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Career Dates:
Bernstein played fullback at NYU from 1914-1916.

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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, November 30, 1915