He was football's first superstar. 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 features never-before-broadcast portions of Grange's last significant 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.
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Length: 53 minutes