The Galloping Ghost

Red Grange

Claim to Fame

The Galloping Ghost ran for three touchdowns and had a 66 yard punt return in his first game of his collegiate career. Not until Oct. 18, 1924 when Illinois played Michigan did Red become a legend, he opened the game with a 95 yard kick return, and then he scored on plays of 67, 56, and 44 yards. This all happened within the first 12 minutes of the game. His first four touchdowns were as many as Michigan had allowed in its previous two seasons. He later went pro for the Chicago Bears playing 9 seasons for them. He later became a sports analysis for the Bears, and died at the age of 87 of pneumonia.

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