Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Aaron "Rosy" Rosenberg

Aaron "Rosy" Rosenberg


  • Position: Guard
  • School: Southern California
  • High School: Los Angeles, CA (Fairfax HS)
  • Years: 1931-1933
  • Inducted: 1966
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth: Aug 26, 1912
  • Place of Death: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Death: Sep 01, 1979
  • Jersey Number: 14
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 210

Member Biography

Aaron Rosenberg prided himself in his "needle work." A master at taunting enemy linemen, the 6-0, 210-pound Southern California guard could back up his words. He was a vicious blocker and tackler, an All-America in 1932 and 1933. Stanford's Bob "Horse" Reynolds remembered him well: "He was a real talker, a whale of a holler guy, and he could live up to all that talk." Another Stanford All-American, Bobby Grayson, agreed. "He was an exciting athlete", Grayson said of Rosenberg. "He was the true motivating influence in that USC line. We had a tremendous amount of respect for him." Grayson recalled one of Rosenberg's best efforts, "He really gave it to us good when we lined up for the first time in that 1933 game, when the Trojans boasted a 27-game winning string. Though we won, 13-7, Rosenberg let us know we'd been in the football game." Rosenberg was a great motion picture director and producer, also. His finest film efforts included the box office hits, "The Glenn Miller Story" and "The Benny Goodman Story," as well as "Mutiny on the Bounty." It is obvious that Rosenberg knew the combinations which made things happen, whether it was a finely-executed block on the gridiron or an artfully directed masterpiece on the silver screen.