Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Red "The Galloping Ghost" Grange

Red "The Galloping Ghost" Grange

Details

  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Illinois
  • High School: Wheaton, IL (Wheaton HS)
  • Years: 1923-1925
  • Inducted: 1951
  • Place of Birth: Forksville, PA
  • Date of Birth: Jun 13, 1903
  • Place of Death: Lake Wales, FL
  • Date of Death: Jan 28, 1991
  • Jersey Number: 77
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 175

Member Biography

Harold "Red" Grange was the miracle man of the 1920s, picked for the all-century team, named the Galloping Ghost because no one could catch him. He was fast, elusive, football's greatest open-field runner up to his time. Here are some dates: October 6, 1923, the Galloping Ghost makes his debut for Illinois against Nebraska with touchdown runs of 50, 35, 12 yards. October 18, 1924, he scores four touchdowns in the first 12 minutes against Michigan on runs of 95, 67, 56, 44 yards. For the day he carries the ball 21 times for 402 yards. November 8, 1924 he runs for 300 yards, passes for 177 against Chicago. October 31, 1925, Grange runs 36 times, gains 363 yards and has two 65-yard touchdowns against Pennsylvania. He played only 20 games in college but had 31 touchdowns and 3,362 yards. Grange was born June 13, 1903. Over his career - high school at Wheaton, Illinois; college at Illinois, pro with the Chicago Bears, he carried the ball 4,103 times, gained 33,920 yards, an average of 8.4 per try. He died January 28, 1991.