Gale Sayers

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Gale Sayers

Date of birth
May 30, 1943

Ht: 6'0"Wt: 198 lbs.

Birthplace
Wichita, KS

Hometown
Omaha, NE

College
University of Kansas

High school
Central

Summary
Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as "The Kansas Comet", was a professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois...
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Playing career
Chicago BearsHalfback, Kick Returner, Punt Returner
Sayers had many honors in the NFL, including Rookie of the Year (1965), 4 times Pro Bowl Selection (1965-1967, 1969), 3 times Pro Bowl MVP (1966-1967, 1969),... View more

At the University of Kansas, Sayers excelled on the football field while wearing #48, and earning the nickname the "Kansas Comet." After his... View more

Trivia
  • Scored 6 Touchdowns in one game (versus the 49ers) in 1965.

Nicknames
The Kansas Comet

Where are they now?
  • In 2009 Sayers returned to the University of Kansas where he became the Athletic Department's director of fundraising for special projects. Aug 4, 2010

Family members on Fanbase
Ron Sayers (brother), Roger Sayers (brother)

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Gale Sayers
Gale Sayers
by Hearndon Dec 06, 2012
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Jayhawk Gale Sayers feels the pull of a Nebraska defender 1962
Jayhawk Gale Sayers feels the pull of a Nebraska defender 1962
by Hearndon Jun 23, 2012
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Kansas Jayhawk Gale Sayers
Kansas Jayhawk Gale Sayers
by Hearndon Mar 17, 2012
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Gale Sayers - Kansas
Gale Sayers - Kansas
by tm50 Mar 04, 2012
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Coin flip for the 1964 Kansas-Nebraska game
Coin flip for the 1964 Kansas-Nebraska game
Captains for Kansas are (from left to right) Gale Sayers, Ron Marsh and Sid Micek. Cornhuskers are Lyle Sittler (#52) and Bobby Hohn (#18).
by Hearndon Jan 01, 2012
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Kansas' Gale Sayers rolls past the Nebraska defense in 1963
Kansas' Gale Sayers rolls past the Nebraska defense in 1963
by Hearndon Jan 01, 2012
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RB Gale Sayers of Kansas_1962-1964.jpg
RB Gale Sayers of Kansas_1962-1964.jpg
by Rt 53 veer pass Dec 12, 2011
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NFP Sunday Blitz (The National Football Post)
With Matt Schaub now a spectator, it never has been more imperative for the Houston Texans to control games...
Yahoo! Sports, Nov 27, 2011
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Newton's rookie season falls short of best ever in NFL
Is Cam Newton having the best rookie season in NFL history? It's a good question, and worthy of debate. But Newton's 2011 performance is not a slam-dunk No. 1 when compared to other noteworthy debuts.
NFL.com, Nov 01, 2011
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Five Best Moments in Chicago Bears History: Fan's Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
As one of the most illustrious and storied teams in NFL history, the Chicago Bears have plenty of moments worth celebrating. Here's one list of five top moments in Chicago Bears history (in no particular order): Sept 17, 1920 On this day in Chicago Bears...
Yahoo! Sports, Oct 31, 2011
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by thesemers Oct 26, 2011
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