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Gale Sayers

Chronology

1943 Born in Wichita, Kansas, on May 30
1951 Moves with family to Omaha, Nebraska
1961-65 Attends University of Kansas
1962 Marries high school sweetheart Linda Lou McNeil (later divorced) on June 10
1965 Picked in first round of NFL draft by Chicago Bears
1971 Friendship with Brian Piccolo recounted in Brian's Song, a made-for-TV movie
1972 Retires from professional football
1973 Marries Ardythe Elaine Bullard on December 1
1973 Returns to University of Kansas as assistant athletic director

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