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  • 1. Harold “Red” Grange By David and Ashton
  • 2. Objective
    • The purpose of this power point
    • is to give you a general knowledge
    • of the legend, Red Grange
  • 3. Background
    • June 13, 1903 - January 28,1991
    • Played 4 high school sports and received 16 varsity letters
      • Wheaton High School
    • (Baseball, Basketball, Football ,Track)
    • Worked as ice toter
  • 4. Wheaton Vs. Scott High School
    • Only game team lost senior year
    • Knocked Unconscious
      • Didn’t wake up for two days
  • 5. College Years
    • University of Illinois (1923-1925)
    • 3 time All-American
    • (twice halfback, once quarterback)
    • Totaled 5,127 yards
    • 31 Touchdowns
  • 6. Illinois Vs. Michigan
    • October 28 th , 1924
    • Grand Opening of Illinois’ new stadium
    • Red scores four touchdowns in 1 st quarter
    • Six total touchdowns
    • Inspired a Grantland Rice Poem
  • 7. “ Galloping Ghost”
    • Sportswriter Warren Brown gave this nickname
    • “ University of Illinois running back Harold ‘Red’ Grange, who ran with ghostlike speed and elusiveness,…”
  • 8. NFL Career
    • Signed with Chicago Bears
    • Also played on New York Yankees (NFL)
    • Won championships with Bears
    • (1932,1933)
    • Played practically every position
  • 9. NFL Totals
    • 569 Yards, 21 Touchdowns Rushing
    • 288 Yards, 10 Touchdowns Receiving
    • 346 Yards, 10 Touchdowns Passing
  • 10. Hollywood Career
    • Red was a Icon of his time
    • Could attract viewers
    • Starred in
      • "One Minute to Play" (1926)
      • "Racing Romeo" (1927)
      • “ The Galloping Ghost” (1931)
  • 11. Abington High School
    • Visited Abington HS(PA) in 1950’s
    • The school adopted the nickname “Ghosts”
  • 12. Achievements
    • NFL 1920’s All-Decade Team
    • #77 Retired
      • Bears
      • University of Illinois
    • Pro Football Hall of Fame
    • College Football Hall of Fame
  • 13. Post Football Life
    • Became motivational speaker
      • Also sports announcer
    • Married in 1941
    • Wrote autobiography
      • The Red Grange Story (1953)
  • 14. Final Years
    • Developed Parkinson's disease
    • Passed away at age 87
      • January 28, 1991 in Lake Wales Florida
  • 15. THE END!
  • 16. Sources
    • http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=78
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Grange#Later_life_and_legacy
    • http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00014213.html
    • http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/dreamteam/redgrange.html