This is the last part in a series of stories on the NFL legend Red Grange. He was a modest player whose speed and agility combined with size and strength, made him the first player to play football professionally for a large sum of money. His contract with the Chicago Bears was for 3 years and $100,000. After he retired from football he was an assistant coach, an insurance salesman, and a TV-radio broadcaster for 10 years. He is the most pivotal figure in pro football history because of how he entered the league.
Red Grange and the Bears embarked on a 9 game barnstorming tour from December 25, 1925 to January 31, 1926. They played games in the states of Florida, Louisiana, California, Oregon and Washington. They won 8 of 9 games in a span of 2 months, thus solidifying Grange’s main attraction to Pro football.
Red Grange was an important player for the Chicago Bears. He was the first and only player signed to play professional football with the help of CC Pyle and George Halas for 50 percent of all gate tickets. His salary was $100,000. the highest paid pro football athlete of his era. This episode focuses on his performance with the Bears in 1925.
Red Grange was one of the most popular college football athletes between 1923 and 1925. This episodes focuses on the handshake deal that he and CC Pyle made in 1925 to become a professional football player for the fabled Chicago Bears.
Red Grange was the most popular college football star in America in the 1920’s. This part focuses on his meeting with CC Pyle and the deal that made him even more popular in America.
This is a continuation of the story on Red Grange. He helped legitimize the NFL in the early 1920’s. This part focuses on his performance during the game with rival Michigan.
This is the first episode in a new series about the galloping ghost and NFL Hall of Famer Harold “red” Grange.
This is the final installment of the amazing and interesting life of Big Dog Ernie Nevers. This part focuses on what he chose to do after retiring from football.
Part 3 of the story about Ernie Nevers. A 5x All Pro fullback for the Duluth Eskimos, Jacksonville Pros, and Chicago Cardinals. This part focuses on his life as a coach at the collegiate and professional levels. After retirement from football, Mr. Nevers enlisted in the military.
the continuation of the story of Big Dog Ernie Nevers