RIP: Gale Sayers (1943-2020)

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  1. TRW

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    Great, great running back/returner. Sad to see so many of my football heroes from my youth passing away.

    He was electric. R.I.P. Mr. Sayers.
     
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    This year sucks

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    Great players.

    Class all the way.

    RIP Gale
     
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    RIP Mr. Sayers


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    Gale Sayers dies at 77

    Former Bears running back Gale Sayers, an all-purpose tailback who took the league by storm as a rookie in 1965, has died. He was 77.

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Sayers’ passing.

    On December 12, 1965, Sayers scored a single-game record six touchdowns in a game against the 49ers, with an 80-yard catch-and-run, four rushing touchdowns (including a 50-yarder), and an 85-yard punt return. He finished his rookie year with 22 touchdowns.

    Sayers made it to the Hall of Fame despite playing only 68 regular-season games, due to knee injuries that shortened his career. As explained earlier this year, Sayers forever will be linked to Brian Piccolo, a teammate who died of cancer at 26. Their close friendship became the subject of Brian’s Song.
     
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    Great Player. Greater human being. I read his book I Am Third!


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    Great read I would recommend for anyone. There are newer versions!
     
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    Yes, I read that growing up. Different time and still very much pertinent in today's society.

    RIP Gale Sayers, the 'Kansas Comet'!
     
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    RIP. I remember listening on the radio with my dad to that 49er game in ‘65. Being Cardinal fans we hated da Bears (I still do) but knew Sayers was special.
     
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    What I always found most incredible about him was how he could just shift sideways to avoid a tackle and never lose any speed. RIP Mr. Sayers. What other team than the Bears could say they had two of the most electrifying running backs in NFL history in Gale Sayers and Walter Payton.
     
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    RIP Gale Sayers. As a young kid growing up in Illinois, I was just old enough to start following the Bears at the tale end of his career.
     
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    I still have my copy.

    This one hurts. Sayers was one of my first football heroes and it was because of the way he lived his life off the field.

    And, yes, I cried like a baby at the end of “Brian’s Song”.
     
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    I mean, we had Leland McElroy and JJ Arrington ‍♂️
     
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    First Larry and now Gale. Names that you say in reverence. RIP to both.
     
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    Best running back of all time IMHO, too bad his career was so short.
    RIP
     

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