Harold “Red” Grange or Bronco Nagurski

Heralded running backs


Harold “Red” Grange, known as the “Galloping Ghost”, put on an awesome display of running, scoring five touchdowns for the University of Illinois in just three quarters of play on October 24, 1924.  His initial jaunt was 90 yards on the opening kickoff.  On the very first play of the next Illini possession, the sensational speedster raced around right end and ran 65 yards to paydirt.  A couple of minutes later, he went 55 yards for his third score, and then scored a fourth time on a 45-yard jaunt before the quarter came to a close.  With his elusive moves and lightning speed, Grange amassed 255 yards on four TD runs.  He is considered by some football experts to be among the greatest running backs of all-time.  Bronco Nagurski was 6’2″ tall, 235 pounds, and he was one of the strongest men ever to play football.  He was one of the best running backs ever to play for the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota, and an All-American selection.  He played pro football for the Chicago Bears from 1930 to 1937 and had to retire because of arthritis.  Nagurski rushed for over 4,000 yards during his career. He also was a pro wrestler, and he won 300 matches.


Mikey picks Nagurski because of his better pro career. Who is your pick?

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