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
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.
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.
5'9, 190 pounds
Use links below to navigate through the football section of Jews In Sports.
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