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Barrabee, Bob

Robert Sidney Barrabee

Barrabee was an All-East end for the New York University Violets in the 1920s before playing in the NFL.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. July 23, 1903 - d. June 1984

Career Highlights:
In 1927, the Violets had a record of 7-1-2 (their only loss was to Nebraska 27-18 in the final game of the season) and outscored their opponents 345-65. In 1928, Barrabee and the team had their most successful season. That year, the Violets (8-2-0) won the mythical Eastern Championship and Bob was named AP All-America honorable mention, AP All-East second team, and first team Jewish All-America (named by the Jewish Advocate). He was also chosen for the East squad for the East-West Shrine Game.

After graduating, Barrabee played ten games in the NFL for the Staten Island Stapletons in 1931. That season, the team had a record of 4-6-1. Other Jewish players on the team were Henry Obst, Izzy Yablok, Ollie Satenstein, and Irv Constantine.

Malden, Massachusetts

Career Dates:
Barrabee played end at New York University, from 1926-1928. In 1931 he played in the NFL as an end for the Staten Island Stapletons.

Physical description:
5'9, 190 pounds

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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)
Washington Post, December 5, 1928