Gale Sayers Biography - Born In Wichita, Kansas, Overwhelmed By Academic Demands, Named Nfl's Rookie Of The Year - CONTACT INFORMATION
American football player
Knee injuries cut short the brilliant football career of running back Gale Sayers, but not before the "Kansas Comet" was recognized by the National Football League (NFL) as the greatest running back in the first 50 years of the league's history. Although he played only 68 games in professional football, in 1977 Sayers, at the age of only 34, became the youngest player ever to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Honored as the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1967, 1968, and 1970, Sayers in 1965 became the NFL's all-time leading scorer in a single season with 22 touchdowns and retired from the game with a career gain of 6,213 yards. As well as he was known for his accomplishments on the football field, Sayers is remembered by many for his friendship with fellow running back Brian Piccolo, a relationship memorialized in two memorable
made-for-television movies (the first in 1971, the remake in 2001). For many, Sayers's unwavering love and support for Piccolo during the latter's losing battle with cancer defined the essence of true friendship in its purest form.
Address: c/o Sayers Group, 1150 Freehanville Dr., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Phone: (847) 391-4040. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: http://www.sayers.com.
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