Gale Sayers

American football player

1943 –

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Who is Gale Sayers?

Gale Eugene Sayers, also known as "The Kansas Comet", is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1960s and early 1970s. He played college football for the University of Kansas, and was twice recognized as an All-American. He was a first-round pick in the 1965 NFL Draft, and played his entire pro career for the NFL's Chicago Bears.

Sayers is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. His friendship with fellow Chicago Bear Brian Piccolo was the basis for the 1971 movie Brian's Song. He is a successful entrepreneur in the information technology field and an active philanthropist.

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Born
May 30, 1943
Wichita
Also known as
  • Gale Eugene Sayers
  • The Kansas Comet
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Kansas
  • Omaha Central High School
Lived in
  • Indiana
  • Omaha
  • Wichita

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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