Goldberg is a two-time University of Pittsburgh All-America—1937
four-time National Football League All-Pro.
He was a West Virginia high school
legend, captaining his Elkins High
School football, basketball, and track
teams in 1935, and was elected All-State
in each sport.
Goldberg’s 1936 Pitt football team
won the Rose Bowl, and the 1937 Panthers
earned the National Collegiate Championship. In 29 college
games, Goldberg, at halfback and fullback,
gained 2,231 yards and scored 18
Playing on woeful Chicago Cardinal
NFL teams in 1939 and the early 1940s,
Goldberg was named All-Pro in 1941.
He spent 1944 and 1945 in military service.
In an era when football players
played both offense and defense, Goldberg
was named All-Pro Defensive Back
for three consecutive years—1946, 1947,
and 1948. His Cardinals won the NFL
Championship in 1947 and captured the
Division title in 1948.
Sports Illustrated named Goldberg
to the 1930s College Football Team of
the Decade. He is a member of the National
Football Foundation College
Hall of Fame and the Halls of Fame of
West Virginia, the City of Pittsburgh,
and Pop Warner Football.