Harold 'Red' Grange
Date of Birth
13 June 1903, Forksville, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death
28 January 1991, Lake Wales, Florida, USA (pneumonia)
Harold Edward Grange
The Galloping Ghost
The Wheaton Ice Man
6' (1.83 m)
Margaret Hazelberg (13 October 1941 - 28 January 1991) (his death)
Played halfback/defensive back/tailback/blocking back for the National Football League's Chicago Bears (1925, 1929-34) and New York Yankees (1927). Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1963 (charter member).
Scored four touchdowns in 12 minutes against Michigan in 1924 in the dedication game of the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium.
Signed a pro football contract with the Bears in 1925 immediately after his last collegiate game and formed a partnership with promoter C. C. Pyle. Played a series of exhibition games with the Bears that winter.
Suffered a severe knee injury in a game against the Bears in 1927 while with the Yankees and although he eventually recovered and returned to play football, he was never the same again.
Uniform number 77 retired by the Bears.
Was the biggest drawing card in the early days of the NFL.
Pictured on one of a set of four USA commemorative stamps honoring Early Football Heroes. Stamps were issued 8 August 2003 at the College Football Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony.
Charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, inducted in 1963.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 (charter class).