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Harold "Red" Grange - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsFootballHarold "Red" Grange Biography - All-around Athlete, Coaxed To The Gridiron, Fateful Michigan Game, Chronology, Goes Out In Style - SELECTED WRITINGS BY GRANGE:


1903 Born June 13 in Forkville, Pennsylvania
1908 Family moves to Wheaton, Illinois
1922 Graduates Wheaton High School with 16 varsity letters
1922 Enters University of Illinois and makes seventh team in football
1923 Starts at halfback with varsity team and makes headlines after scoring three touchdowns in win over Nebraska
1924 Makes football history on October 18 when he scores four touchdowns in first twelve minutes of game against University of Michigan
1925 Moved to quarterback
1925 Scores three touchdowns against University of Pennsylvania, "champions of the East," and becomes a national star
1925 Featured on the October 5 cover of Time
1925 Turns pro one day after last college game
1925 Debuts with Chicago bears on Thanksgiving Day
1926 Enters into American League venture with C.C. Pyle and moves to New York Yankees
1929 Returns to Chicago Bears
1934 Retires from professional football
1941 Marries Margaret Hazelberg on October 13
1951 Named charter member of College Football Hall of Fame
1963 Named charter member of Professional Football Hall of Fame
1991 Dies on January 28 at age 87

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