Red Grange

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Red Grange
RedGrangeGoudeycard.jpg
Grange on a Goudey Sport Kings football card while he was with the Chicago Bears in 1933.
No. 77
Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: June 13, 1903(1903-06-13)
Forksville, Pennsylvania
Date of death: January 28, 1991(1991-01-28) (aged 87)
Lake Wales, Florida
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: Undrafted / Round: {{{draftround}}} / Pick: {{{draftpick}}}
Debuted in 1925
Last played in 1934
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL 1920s All-Decade Team
  • His #77 is retired by the Chicago Bears
  • His #77 is retired by the Illinois Fighting Illini
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 569
Receiving yards 288
Touchdowns 32
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903January 28, 1991) was an American football halfback and actor that played in the National Football League (NFL) for 9 seasons. He was nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost" from a Chicago sportswriter named Warren Brown. He played in the NFL for 3 teams during his professional career the Chicago Bears in 1925 and again from 1929-1934 and also played for the New York Yankees in 1926 and 1927. He played college football at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his jersey number #77 is retired by the university and is also retired by the Chicago Bears. Grange also acted in two silent movie, One Minute to Play in 1926 and Racing Romeo in 1927. He is inducted into the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame and in 2008 ESPN named him the greatest college football player of all time.[1]

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