C. Irving Constantine
Constantine played football at Syracuse University as a fullback and then played in a single NFL game for Staten Island. On September 28, 1929, he played in the first night game in the East as the Orangemen defeated Hobart College 77-0.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. January 18, 1907 - d. May 14, 1966
Born in New York City, Constantine was a big, bruising fullback for Syracuse in the late 1920s. In 1928, Syracuse had a record of 4-4-1, and then finished with a record of 6-3-0 the following year (he scored three touchdowns for the Orange that season). During his senior season of 1930, Constantine broke his shoulder in a scrimmage mid-way through the year, which ended his collegiate career. Nevertheless, his football career was not completely over as Constantine played in one NFL game for the Staten Island Stapletons (4-6-1) in 1931.
New York City
Constantine played as a back at Syracuse University from 1928-1930. He then played halfback in the NFL with the Staten Island Stapletons in 1931.
5'9", 200 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)
New York Times, December 2, 1929
New York Times, October 23, 1930