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Title: Harold Red Grange

Description: Harold "Red" Grange (Harold Edward "Red" Grange; AKA; The Galloping Ghost; The Wheaton Iceman; 1903-1991), running back for Illinois, shown in 1926 when he scored a touchdown against Los Angeles while playing for the Chicago Bears (seen at extreme right, losing his helmet as he dives for the goal); upon his graduation from Illinois, Grange stated: "I do not like football well enough to play it for nothing" he turned professional football player, playing for the Chicago Bears (1925) and for the short-lived New York Yankees (1926-1927); he was idolized in the 1920s as one of the superstar sports heroes of the Roaring Twenties, that included Babe Ruth (baseball), Jack Dempsey (boxing), and Bobby Jones (golf); he and his peers commanded soaring professional payments, which set the precedent for exorbitant professional sports salaries; Grange was offered $120,000 in his senior season of college football at Illinois by a real estate tycoon; collecting $12,000 for his first professional game with the Chicago Bears, and $30,000 for the next game; he signed a $300,000 movie contract and was even named in a petition nominating him for the U.S. Congress; in 2008, ESPN named Grange the greatest football player of all time; college football; football players;

Keywords: gridiron, professional football, running backs, sports heroes

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1800 x 1509 (2.72 MPixels) (1.19)

Print Size: 15.2 x 12.8 cm; 6.0 x 5.0 inches

File Size: 7.78 MB (8,160,898 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000096045

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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