Grantland Rice

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Birthday
1, 1880
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jul 13, 1954 (73)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1880
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jul 13, 1954 (73)

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About

Legendary Tennessee sportswriter who came up with the name for the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, among other quotes.

Before Fame

He was enrolled at Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University in Nashville and played for the football team for three years.

Trivia

Before leaving for WWI, he gave his estate of $75,000 to his friend for safe keeping, but he lost it all in bad investments and committed suicide. Rice then helped to support his friend's widow.

Family Life

He married Katherine Hollis in 1906 and together they had a daughter named Florence.

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His writings made national heroes out of stars like Jack Dempsey.

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