" Grange's younger brother Garland followed his footsteps to play football at Illinois. Shortly thereafter the school adopted his nickname for the mascot in his honor the Galloping Ghost. Grange developed Parkinson's disease in his last year of life and died on January 28 1991 in Lake Wales Florida.
Harold Edward "Red" Grange nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost" (June 13 1903 – January 28 1991) was a college and professional American football halfback for the University of Illinois the Chicago Bears and for the short-lived New York Yankees. He was a charter member of both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1924 Grange received the honorable Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award denoting the Big Ten's MVP.