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Red Grange

Grange, Red (Harold Edward Grange), 1903–91, American football player, b. Forksville, Pa. Grange was All-America halfback at the Univ. of Illinois (1923–25). After a spectacular college career in which he scored 31 touchdowns and gained 3,367 yards running, he undertook a national barnstorming tour in 1925 that helped focus public attention on the professional game. He played with the New York Yankees (1926–27) and the Chicago Bears (1925, 1928–35) and scored 1,058 career points. He appeared in several films, and after his retirement became a radio and television sportscaster.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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