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Red Grange
Red Grange 1925.jpg
No. 77
Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1903-06-13)June 13, 1903
Place of birth: Forksville, Pennsylvania
Date of death: January 28, 1991(1991-01-28) (aged 87)
Place of death: Lake Wales, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× NFL champion (1932, 1933)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1930, 1931)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1932)
  • NFL 1920s All-Decade Team
  • Chicago Bears No. 77 retired
  • National champion (1923)
  • Big Ten Most Valuable Player (1924)
  • 3× Consensus All-American (1923, 1924, 1925)
  • Illinois Fighting Illini No. 77 retired
Career NFL statistics
Rushing touchdowns 21
Receiving touchdowns 10
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College 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 movies; 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.

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