The personal story of one of the great running backs of football history, from his early days as an all round star athlete at Wheaton, Illinois, through his phenomenal career at the University of Illinois to his professional ball days. This shows him playing hard at the game he loved, but also playing foolishly, regardless of injuries, to make a lot of money. Fans of the old days will get a thrill out of his great runs but will feel disturbed at his leaving school at the end of the football season to barnstorm in sixteen professional games to the tune of $125,000. Grange gave the big impetus to professional football, which has never produced his equal. His philosophy of making it fast while he could is too forcible an illustration of the very dangers indicated in Richard Miller's Truth About Big-Time Football.