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The Day The Ghost Galloped

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© April, 2003

by Rick Whobrey
Football Historian, Offensive Coordinator, Crystal City High School, Crystal City, Miss.

PERHAPS MORE THAN any player in the history of college football, Red Grange captured the imagination of America during the 1920s and beyond. It was on a warm October day that Grange inspired the great sportswriter Grantland Rice to coin the nickname “The Galloping Ghost,” as he dismantled an undefeated University of Michigan team that was on a 20-game winning streak. By the time the final gun sounded, Grange had amassed a total of 402 yards on the ground and through the air.

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