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Harold Edward Grange

Also Known As: "The Galloping Ghost"
Birthplace: Forksville, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 28, 1991 (87)
Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lyle Grange and Sadie Grange
Husband of Margaret Grange
Father of Private

Managed by: Alex Christopher Bickle
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About Red Grange

Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and for the short-lived New York Yankees. His signing with the Bears helped legitimize the National Football League (NFL). He is a charter member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

In college, Grange was a three-time consensus All-American and led his team to a national championship in 1923. He was the only consensus All-American running back in 1924 who was not a member of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame. The same year, Grange became the first recipient of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten Conference's most valuable player. In 2008, he was named the best college football player of all time by ESPN, and in 2011, he was named the Greatest Big Ten Icon by the Big Ten Network.

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Red Grange's Timeline

June 13, 1903
Forksville, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States
January 28, 1991
Age 87
Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, United States