Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Football
Inducted: 1993
Country: United States
Born: April 12, 1911 in Odessa, Russia
Died: 1986

An All-Midwest and All-Big Ten running back for the University of Wisconsin from 1930 to 1933, Buckets Goldenberg was named All-Pro guard three times (in 1939, 1940, 1942) during his celebrated 13-year career with the NFL, Green Bay Packers from 1933 to 1945.

Goldenberg came into the NFL as a highly touted fullback and rushed for 10 touchdowns before Packer coach Curley Lambeau got the idea of turning him into a lineman. Throughout most of his career, he played blocking guard on offense and middle guard on defense (players played both ways during this era). Three times his Packers won the NFL championship— in 1936, 1939, and 1944—
and the Packers took the Western Conference title in 1938.

When the NFL commemorated its fiftieth anniversary in 1969, Goldenberg was named to the League’s All- 1930s Team. He was elected to the Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 1968.
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