Late in 1924 rumors were flying that after the college season ended that All-American halfback Red Grange would join the pro ranks after his final season at the University of Illinois. Called - the Galloping Ghost - Grange swept into stardom with a dazzling performance against the University of Michigan in 1924. His eyes seemed to be shouting - 'Catch me, if you can,' as he sped by Michigan defenders. Grange, a collegiate superstar, scored five touchdowns in the 1924 Illinois' 39-14 triumph over Michigan. Four of those TD came in the very first quarter on three long runs from scrimmage and a kickoff return, and he also hurled a 18-yard touchdown pass. Grange carried the ball 15 times for 212 yards, completed 6-of-8 passes for 64 yards and returned 3 kickoffs for 126 yards. This resounding scoring display came as Illinois was dedicating its newly built stadium.