King Ron. "The Gipper", from a movie in which he played a dying football player, George Gip. "Win one for the Gipper!" is the famous quote.
Reagan got this nickname from playing the role of football star, George"The Gipper" Gipp in the movie, Knute Rockne All-Ameican.
The former-U.S. president got the nickname because of the leading role he once played in the motion picture “Knute Rockne, All American.” In that particular film, he portrayed George Gipp, a very good college football player who went by the nickname ‘the Gipper.’
"Win one for the gipper" was said by Knute Rockne, American football coach.
Actually, no president had this nickname. But you may be referring to a famous line in a 1940 movie, when then-actor Ronald Reagan spoke about winning one for the Gipper-- a college football player at Notre Dame named George Gipp, who died when he was only in his mid-20s. Unfortunately, the movie memorializes a story that may or may not have really happened. Yes, there was a George Gipp, but whether he actually asked his teammates in a death-bed scene to win the game for him is the subject of much debate. I refer you to an excellent article about this, from Sports Illustrated. https://www.si.com/vault/1991/12/30/125750/the-elusive-gipper-who-was-george-gipp-of-notre-dame-and-why-does-his-legend-live-on-when-so-many-others-have-faded
George Gipp (aka The Gipper ) was the role that Reagan played in the movie Knute Rockne All-American.
Ronald Reagan. Before entering politics, Reagan was a Hollywood actor, and the nickname "Gipper" was in reference to one of his movies.
In one of his movies (Knute Rockne- All American) he is remembered for saying when playing as George Gipp who was dying "win just one for the Gipper" and later in life used the quote "win one for the Gipper"
He got the nickname from playing the role of George Gipp, Notre Dame football player , in a movie, Knute Rockne -All American.
Ronald Regan was called that because of a movie role he had.
Ronald Reagan was a professional movie actor and played many parts, possibly the one you are asking about. He surely played the Gipper, legendary football player.
Ronald Reagan was known as the GIPPER. No one was known as the Gripper.