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Wilensky, Joe

Joseph Wilensky

A 5'8", 188-pound guard, Wilensky played for the University of Southern California in the mid-1930s. In 1935, he was named Jewish All-America honorable mention by the American Jewish World.

Birth and Death Dates:

Career Highlights:
Wilensky played three seasons for the USC Trojans, starting in 1934 when they went 4-6-1. The following year, he stepped into the starting line-up at guard as USC finished 5-7-0, including two victories in Hawaii over the Kamehameha Alumni and University of Hawaii. As a senior in 1936, Wilensky started again as the Trojans had the best season of his career, finishing with a record of 4-2-3, including ties with rivals UCLA and Notre Dame.

Los Angeles, California

Career Dates:
Wilensky played guard at USC, 1934-1936.

Physical description:
5'8", 188 pounds

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Washington Post, December 1, 1935
American Hebrew, December 11, 1936