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Red Grange Remembers

Red Grange talking with a football coach

Nicknamed the Galloping Ghost, Harold "Red" Grange was a three-time All-American halfback from the University of Illinois who helped launch professional football as a player for the Chicago Bears.

Red Grange Remembers, produced by Denise La Grassa, features never-before-broadcast portions of Grange's last significant video interview, interspersed with photos and film of his career. Included is new footage of Kemper Peacock, the man who interviewed Grange in 1982, describing their interaction and how Grange was such a powerful presence that he seemed to "climb through the camera." Grange talks about how he handled his lifelong status as a sports hero; his relationships with Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth and other sports figures; why baseball is his true sports passion; how he almost decided to give up on football; how he acquired his second nickname; and the evolution of professional football.

Listen to an interview with the producers on WILL-AM 580's The Afternoon Magazine

DVDs available at:

Barnes & Noble, Champaign
Borders Books and Music, Champaign
Gameday Spirit on W. Springfield Ave., Champaign, and E. Green St. on campus

Mid Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters logoRed Grange Remembers is made possible by a grant from the Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters. Additional funding was provided by Ronald Filler, Charles Finn and Robert O. Endres.

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