'Red Grange: The Galloping Ghost'

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“The Galloping Ghost” was a wide-known name given to Red Grange from a famous sportswriter by the name of Grantland Rice. Harold “Red” Grange was born on June 13, 1903, as a farm-boy in Forktown, Pennsylvania (Hickok). Harold was a third child parents of his parents Sadie and Lyle. When Harold was only five, his mother, Sadie, passed away. Grange was also diagnosed with a heart murmur early in his life. The Grange family went into a new struggle with no money, so they were forced to move to move to Wheaton, Illinois with other family members. From there he became a high-school football phenomenon. In a 4 year tenure, his team had only lost one game (“Red”). Grange had a very small body figure, which kept him from playing college ball at Illinois University, but his brothers strongly encouraged Red to try out. When he went back out to tryouts, he quickly caught the attention of Illinois’ Coach Bob Zuppke (“Grange” 112). After his 4 year attendance at Illinois Red went immediately into professional football. At the time though, this sport was not very known throughout the United States, but that was soon to change. In 1934 Grange decided to call it quits for football. From there he went into a sportscaster career. Grange was then inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in the year of 1963. …show more content…
I believe this because, compared to other football players, he accomplished a lot more than many of the popular players. Without Grange, the popular football players of today’s time would have not achieved the fame they have now. Originally, I thought Grange was a bigger and stronger built man, but after reading my sources I learned he was very small and skinny. Finally, I found Grange had a career in sportscasting and entertainment after his life of football. Overall, this research paper really changed my thought on the legendary football player, Harold “Red”

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