Identified early in the Southwest youth sports programs as a kid with athletic talent, Vic Greenstein was the kind of athlete every coach covets. Beside his natural abilities, he was coachable and had a wining attitude.
He was a three-sport athlete playing Football, Basketball and Baseball. By far his best and favorite sport was football where he started as a junior and as a senior. He was named All-City in his senior year partly because of his performance in helping defeat number one ranked Washburn, 20 -12. His 49- yard scamper for a TD crushed Washburn’s spirit. His runs after catch from his halfback position kept the Millers off balance. After the game, Coach Fredrickson declared it might be the best performance ever by a Southwest halfback.
Vic went on to play at the University of North Dakota where he was a two-year letter winner. Wearing number 35, he played halfback when UND won the Mineral Water Bowl in 1965 and the Pecan Bowl in 1966. He was a surehanded, reliable runner and receiver in a predominantly passing offense.