Profile America — Monday, June 13th

One of America’s football greats was born on this date in 1903 –Harold Edward Grange, much better known as “Red” Grange, perhaps the most famous football player of all time.   A three-time All American with the University of Illinois, Grange, also known as “the galloping ghost,” helped put pro football on the map with the Chicago Bears.  Retiring after a knee injury, he became one of the sport’s preeminent broadcasters, and was a charter member of the pro Football Hall of Fame.  Now, the National Football League draws more than 21 million fans to its games each year, and millions more watch each week on television.  NFL players make an average of $1.9 million dollars a year.  You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.