Charles Goldenberg

Packers Hall of Fame

Inducted 1972

Milwaukee’s Charles Goldenberg inherited his nickname “Buckets” from his brother Dave, a high school lineman with an unusual stance. A star Wisconsin Badger fullback, the 5’10”, 225-pound Goldenberg signed with the Packers over the Cardinals and Giants in 1933.

A fullback his first two years as a Packer, Goldenberg was converted to guard on the recommendation of Mike Michalske. He played in the ‘36, ‘38, ‘39 and ‘44 NFL championship games. The Packers won three of those title games.

After playing for 13 seasons, from 1933-’45, he owned a successful Milwaukee restaurant and served for many years on the Packer Board of Directors.

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Packers Hall of Fame player Buckets Goldenberg
Packers Hall of Fame player Buckets Goldenberg