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    • Harold “Red” Grange By David and Ashton
    • Objective
      • The purpose of this power point
      • is to give you a general knowledge
      • of the legend, Red Grange
    • 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
    • Wheaton Vs. Scott High School
      • Only game team lost senior year
      • Knocked Unconscious
        • Didn’t wake up for two days
    • College Years
      • University of Illinois (1923-1925)
      • 3 time All-American
      • (twice halfback, once quarterback)
      • Totaled 5,127 yards
      • 31 Touchdowns
    • 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
    • “ Galloping Ghost”
      • Sportswriter Warren Brown gave this nickname
      • “ University of Illinois running back Harold ‘Red’ Grange, who ran with ghostlike speed and elusiveness,…”
    • NFL Career
      • Signed with Chicago Bears
      • Also played on New York Yankees (NFL)
      • Won championships with Bears
      • (1932,1933)
      • Played practically every position
    • NFL Totals
      • 569 Yards, 21 Touchdowns Rushing
      • 288 Yards, 10 Touchdowns Receiving
      • 346 Yards, 10 Touchdowns Passing
    • 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)
    • Abington High School
      • Visited Abington HS(PA) in 1950’s
      • The school adopted the nickname “Ghosts”
    • Achievements
      • NFL 1920’s All-Decade Team
      • #77 Retired
        • Bears
        • University of Illinois
      • Pro Football Hall of Fame
      • College Football Hall of Fame
    • Post Football Life
      • Became motivational speaker
        • Also sports announcer
      • Married in 1941
      • Wrote autobiography
        • The Red Grange Story (1953)
    • Final Years
      • Developed Parkinson's disease
      • Passed away at age 87
        • January 28, 1991 in Lake Wales Florida
    • THE END!
    • 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