Hall Of Fame Running Back Gale Sayers Passes Away
Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers (pictured with former Chicago Bears teammate Dick Butkus) who wowed fans with his spectacular runs at Kansas University in the early 1960s and then for the Chicago Bears from 1965-71, has passed away the age of 77.
Sayers was the youngest player (at age 34) ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he was voted into the Hall in 1977. He was a five-time All-Pro in Chicago but saw his career cut short due to two separate knee injuries.
He is best remembered for scoring six touchdowns in a game against the San Francisco 49ers in his rookie year of 1965. He scored every way possible on offense in that game (rushing attempt, reception, punt return, kickoff return) at Wrigley Field.
Gale Sayers' number 40 was retired by the Bears in 1994.