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by Ivan Maisel

Illinois Sports Information Office


Champaign, Ill. | Oct. 18, 1924

In the first game at Illinois' Memorial Stadium, Illini junior Red Grange returned the opening kickoff from Michigan 95 yards for a touchdown. In the next 12 minutes, Grange ran for scores of 67, 56 and 44 yards. He ran and threw for touchdowns in the second half of the 39-14 rout. In 1951, the Associated Press named an All-Time All-American team. Grange received more votes than any other player.