Charles Goldenberg

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Charles Goldenberg
Position: G/RB
Personal information
Date of birth: April 15, 1911
Place of birth: Odessa, Russian Empire
Date of death: April 16, 1986(1986-04-16) (aged 75)
Place of death: Glendale, Wisconsin
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Wisconsin
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 120
Touchdowns: 6
Player stats at PFR

Charles R. "Buckets" Goldenberg (April 15, 1911, in Odessa, Russian Empire – April 16, 1986, in Glendale, Wisconsin) was an American football player. He is often credited as the originator of the draw play by forcing Sid Luckman to hand off with his blitzing.[1]

Goldenberg played in 120 games while starting in 69 of them. He had 108 carries for 365 yards and six touchdowns, along with 11 receptions for 111 yards and one touchdowns. Most of his carries were in his first three seasons (98 of his 108). He had eight career interceptions, with 73 return yards and two touchdowns. He was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1973. Goldenberg is one of ten players that were named to the National Football League 1930s All-Decade Team that have not been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goldenberg, Charles "Buckets", Jews in Sports. Retrieved August 28, 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Obituary, Professional Football Researchers Association