NFL Great Gale Sayers-70 Today

NFL Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers turns 70 today. Gale Sayers is probably the most exciting player in the history of the National Football League. His career was cut short by knee injuries but when he played he was amazing to watch. Sayers played with the Chicago Bears from 1965-71. He was an All-Pro the first five years of his career. Sayers was nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and watching him run with the football was a thing of beauty. He was lightening quick and could make a cut and change direction on a dime. Gale Sayers is one of those cases of a great player whose career was tragically cut short by injuries [like the most exciting hockey player who ever lived Bobby Orr} Sayers rushed for less than 5000 yards in his short career but he made such an impact there was no question that he belonged in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sayers is probably best remembered by some for the movie “Brian’s Song” which was about Gale Sayers and his friend Brian Piccolo who died of cancer in 1970.

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