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Gale Sayers
Gale Sayers
Hall of Fame Career Profile

Throughout the storied history of the National Football League, memories of great men making great plays in great games are enshrined forever in the hallowed halls at Canton. Quarterbacks throwing long touchdown passes, fleet footed receivers dueling free safeties, fierce trench warfare at the line of scrimmage and elusive running backs taking on hard hitting linebackers have delivered moments unparalleled in professional sports.

Reminisce for any length of time about gridiron glory of running backs, and the name Gale Sayers emerges to the forefront. Born in Wichita, KS, Sayers' work ethic and development of his God given athletic talents resulted in dozens of major college football scholarship offers. He chose to stay in state, traveling to Lawrence to play at Memorial Stadium for the University of Kansas Jayhawks. While there (1961-1965) Sayers was a two time All American tailback whose 99 yard touchdown run as a sophomore against Nebraska is still an NCAA record today.

But the "Kansas Comet" had just started to take off. Sayers was soon selected in the NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. As early as his first pro season, Coach Halas and Bear opponents realized the Hall of Fame would some day add number 40 to its prestigious roster. Sayers’ NFL career (1965-1971) soon became a treasured highlight film. The quick, agile and elusive Sayers caused scores of missed tackles and created never-ending headaches for defensive coaches throughout the league.

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Here are just a few of many memorable moments of a truly magical career:
  • NFL Rookie of the Year 1965
  • NFL record six touchdowns in one game (vs. San Francisco) 1965
  • Led the NFL in scoring (22 touchdowns) 1965
  • All time NFL kickoff return leader (touchdowns and average)
  • NFL All Star Game MVP 1967, 1968, 1970
  • Member of the 75th Anniversary All Time Team
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