C. Irving Constantine (January 18, 1907 – May 14, 1966) was an American football back who played one season with the Staten Island Stapletons of the National Football League. He played college football at Syracuse University and attended Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York.[1]

College career

Constantine played for the Syracuse Orange from 1928 to 1930. On September 28, 1929, he played in the first night game in the East as Syracuse beat Hobart College by a score of 77-0. He scored three touchdowns in 1929. Constantine broke his shoulder midway through the 1930 season, ending his college career.[2]

Professional career

Constantine played in one game for the Staten Island Stapletons in 1931.[1]

Personal life

Constantine was Jewish.[3]


  1. ^ a b "IRV CONSTANTINE". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Constantine, Irv". jewsinsports.org. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ Wechsler, Bob (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. p. 18. 

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