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Football Becomes a Major Sport
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A star player, Harold "Red" Grange, generated tremendous excitement among fans
that carried over from college to professional football (SDN-065677). Grange was a three-time
All-American while playing for the University of Illinois. His brother, Garland Grange, was an outstanding
football player as well (SDN-069490). However, it was Red Grange, famed as the "galloping ghost," who won national
recognition in 1924 when he rushed for five touchdowns and passed the ball for a sixth touchdown in a game
against the University of Michigan. When Red Grange signed to play with the Chicago Bears in 1925, he provided
an enormous boost to the team and to the new National Football League (SDN-065678). Grange attracted photographers wherever
he went, as seen at a baseball game (SDN-065795A, SDN-065795B), the railroad station (SDN-065773), and in a staged "photo opportunity"
with a pretty girl kicking a football (SDN-066259).
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