Harold “Red” Grange By David and Ashton
Objective <ul><li>The purpose of this power point  </li></ul><ul><li>is to give you a general knowledge  </li></ul><ul><li...
Background <ul><li>June 13, 1903 - January 28,1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Played 4 high school sports and received 16 varsity l...
Wheaton Vs. Scott High School <ul><li>Only game team lost senior year </li></ul><ul><li>Knocked Unconscious </li></ul><ul>...
College Years <ul><li>University of Illinois (1923-1925) </li></ul><ul><li>3 time All-American </li></ul><ul><li>(twice ha...
Illinois Vs. Michigan <ul><li>October 28 th , 1924 </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Opening of Illinois’ new stadium </li></ul><ul>...
“ Galloping Ghost” <ul><li>Sportswriter Warren Brown gave this nickname </li></ul><ul><li>“ University of Illinois running...
NFL Career <ul><li>Signed with Chicago Bears </li></ul><ul><li>Also played on New York Yankees (NFL) </li></ul><ul><li>Won...
NFL Totals <ul><li>569 Yards, 21 Touchdowns Rushing </li></ul><ul><li>288 Yards, 10 Touchdowns Receiving </li></ul><ul><li...
Hollywood Career <ul><li>Red was a Icon of his time </li></ul><ul><li>Could attract viewers </li></ul><ul><li>Starred in  ...
Abington High School <ul><li>Visited Abington HS(PA) in 1950’s </li></ul><ul><li>The school adopted the nickname “Ghosts” ...
Achievements  <ul><li>NFL 1920’s All-Decade Team </li></ul><ul><li>#77 Retired </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bears </li></ul></ul>...
Post Football Life <ul><li>Became motivational speaker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also sports announcer  </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Final Years <ul><li>Developed Parkinson's disease </li></ul><ul><li>Passed away at age 87 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 28...
THE END!
Sources <ul><li>http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=78 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...
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Red Grange

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

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