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  Gale Sayers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as "The Kansas Comet", was a professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears.
Sayers, raised in Omaha, Nebraska, was an impressive 2-time All-American player at the University of Kansas and it showed in the NFL.
Sayers retired from football during the 1971 campaign, and began a career as CEO of a computer company.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gale_Sayers   (645 words)

 ESPN Classic - Fame couldn't wait for Sayers
Sayers, a rookie halfback for the Bears, tied the NFL mark for most touchdowns in a game by scoring six against the San Francisco 49ers in a classic contest that has been featured many times in fuzzy, fl-and-white TV highlights.
Sayers was born on May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kan. He grew up in Omaha, Neb., the son of a car polisher and mechanic.
Sayers was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL and the Bears in the NFL (fourth overall pick, immediately after Chicago selected another All-American, linebacker Dick Butkus).
espn.go.com /classic/biography/s/sayers_gale.html   (1278 words)

 KUSports.com - Gale Sayers Bio
Born in Wichita, Gale Sayers was a two-time All-American for the Jayhawks and led KU in rushing, touchdowns and kickoff returns all three years he played (1962-64).
Sayers, who now runs computer company Sayers Group in Chicago, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 at age 34, the youngest person ever selected.
Sayers serves on the Board of Directors of Triad Hospitals, Inc., which manages healthcare facilities in the south and southwestern United States and American Century Mutual Funds, located in Kansas City.
www.kusports.com /nextad/sayers.html   (742 words)

 About Sayers || Meet Gale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gale was born in Kansas and grew up in Nebraska, where he still holds the state high school long jump record.
Recently, the University of Kansas established the Gale Sayers Microcomputer Center, in recognition of Gale’s commitment to both education and technology.
Gale serves on the Board of Directors of Triad Hospitals and American Century Funds as well as numerous charities including Marklund and The Cradle Society.
www.sayers.com /sayers_meetgale.html   (342 words)

 DI'S CHICAGO BEARS-Gale Sayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sayers was soon selected in the NFL draft by the Chicago Bears.
In 1970, Sayers was named the NFL’s most courageous player by the Pro Football Writers of America to acknowledge his dedicated comeback from career threatening knee surgery.
Seven years later, Sayers became the youngest player in NFL history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
www.geocities.com /dibears201.geo/sayers.html   (401 words)

 NFL.com: NFL - HOF chat: Gale Sayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gale Sayers: Well, it is very rare that a rookie comes in and has that much success, as we both did.
Gale Sayers: We have charity golf tournaments around the country, so I get to see many of them during the course of the year.
Gale Sayers: I would hope he would come back because he is an outstanding running back.
www.nfl.com /news/hof/000727sayers.html   (667 words)

 KUsports.com - Gayle Sayers bio
Sayers streaked through his career at KU with 2,675 yards rushing and 3,917 all-purpose yards.
Sayers also had a 96-yard kickoff return against Oklahoma, helping KU win 15-14 in an upset during his senior year.
Sayers burst upon the pro football scene in 1965 with the kind of an impact that the sport had not felt in many years.
www.kusports.com /football/nfl/sayers.html   (534 words)

 Gale Sayers - Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau
Gale Sayers was the Athletic Director at Southern Illinois University from 1976 through 1981.
In February 1999, Sayers was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, a prestigious honor awarded to a select group of the most influential entrepreneurs in the Chicago area.
The Gale Sayers Microcomputer Center in Pearson Hall will be a reminder and inspiration to generations of students and visitors of his dedication to education.
www.leadingauthorities.com /3851/Gale_Sayers.htm   (551 words)

 Chicago Bears   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Like a twisting tornado on the Kansas plains from whence he came, the Chicago Bears' Gale Sayers swirled onto the National Football League scene in 1965, wreaking fearful havoc and destruction on every opposition defense that stood his way.
Sayers saw his first action in the third pre-season contest and started for the first time in regular season Game No. 3.
Gale, with almost complete intensity, undertook a strenuous leg-building program, determined that he would once again run as the Sayers of old.
www.chicagobears.com /history/hof-sayers.jsp   (1430 words)

 gale sayers personal appearances, football, representation, Gale Sayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gale Sayers was selected in the 1965 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears.
Gale Sayers currently serves as President of Sayers Computer Source, a company he founded with his wife in 1984.
In conclusion, Gale Sayers' Hall of Fame story is not complete without mentioning his work as an author and humanitarian.
www.sportsstarsusa.com /football/sayers_gale.html   (758 words)

 Brian Piccolo Biography
Sayers was determined to rush for 1,000 yards again after his injury, which he ultimately did.
With Sayers having returned to the lineup, Piccolo was back to his familiar second-string halfback position, but coaches had him practicing at fullback with the intention of playing him there at some point.
Gale Sayers remains visible in the Chicago area and has run a successful high-tech company, the Sayers Group, for years.
www.bearshistory.com /lore/brianpiccolo.aspx   (2440 words)

 Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame
Gale Sayers burst upon the pro football scene in 1965 with the kind of an impact that the sport had not felt in many years.
Quiet, unassuming, and always ready to compliment a teammate for a key block, Sayers continued to sizzle in 1967 and well into the 1968 season.
After a tortuous rehabilitation program, Gale came back in 1969 in a most spectacular manner, winding up with his second 1,000-yard rushing season and universal Comeback of the Year honors.
www.profootballhof.com /hof/member.jsp?player_id=188   (371 words)

Sayers work ethic and development of his God-given athletic talents resulted in his selection into the NFL draft by the Chicago Bears.
The original "magic" man of professional sports, Gale Sayers made football history and touched the lives of millions of Americans.
As the Chicago Bears' legendary number 40, Sayers was NFL Rookie of the Year in 1965 and scored a record six touchdowns in one game.
www.brooksinternational.com /sports/Gale_Sayers_790.htm   (334 words)

 Gale Sayers       Capitol City Speakers Bureau Sports Speaker
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Sayers’ work ethic and development of his athletic talents resulted in dozens of college football scholarship offers but he chose to stay home and head to Lawrence to play for the Kansas Jayhawks.
While at Kansas Sayers became a two-time All American tailback whose 99 yard touchdown run against Nebraska as a sophomore is still an NCAA record.
Sayers’ Hall of Fame story also includes his work as an author and humanitarian.
www.speakingofsports.com /speakers/Sayers.htm   (398 words)

 By Doctors Only, Inc. - Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gale Sayers’ autobiography "I am third" is an honest representation of his past sacrifices, business accomplishments and present mindset towards life itself.
In the book Gale reflects on his philosophy of life which is; the Lord is first; my family and friends are second; I am Third.
Today Gale dedicates his time to his company the Sayers Group, Inc, and various charities he feels are meaningful and which will make the greatest impact in the lives of children and those who are less fortunate.
www.bydoctorsonly.com /endorsements.html   (282 words)

 Terrell Davis vs Gale Sayers - KFFL Community
Gale Sayers went over the 1,000 yard mark only two times in his entire career (1,231 and 1,032)...
Sayers was a little faster, but TD was quicker and more powerful.
Point is, if you elect a Gale Sayers to the HOF based upon his short, brillant tenure then you have to do the same for TD.
www.kffl.com /forums/showthread.php?t=125582   (1457 words)

 Sayers' abilities defied description
Sayers said he hadn't heard a particular story about Nitschke and Sayers' former Bears teammate and friend, Brian Piccolo, but was an eager listener.
Sayers didn't necessarily fear Nitschke, but he respected him and the Packers.
Sayers ran for 754 yards and five touchdowns in nine games against the Packers.
www.packersnews.com /archives/9807/0728havel.shtml   (764 words)

 A Comet’s new look at life | LJWorld.com
Sayers came to town with wife Ardythe for the weekend to receive a Fred Ellsworth Medallion for distinguished service from his university Friday night.
Those familiar with Sayers’ contribution to his university, in time and service as well as cash, would not be surprised to hear he visited the troops without calling attention to it.
Sayers’ playing days are long over, but the forum his greatness as a running back lends him endures.
www2.ljworld.com /news/2005/sep/17/comets_new_look_life/?sports   (1446 words)

 Movies.com: Marketplace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gale was a starter on the high school football team with his brother he only got to play with his brother one season because he was a senior when Gale was a freshman.
After gale went to college he was going to go to the pros either the chiefs or the bears.
When gale was voted rookie of the year Brian starts to get sick and has to go to the hospital and he finds out he has cancer and has to stay in the hospital for the rest of the season.
movies.go.com /marketplace/details?asin=0142000752   (492 words)

Gale Sayers was held to 11-Yards rushing in the first
On 2nd/27, Gale Sayers broke a 32-Yard Run for a 1st down.
Gale Sayers ended the drive on a 2-Yard TD Run.
www.indexprofootball.com /2005April20.html   (161 words)

 Welkom to Troy & Gay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gale’s autobiography, “I Am Third,” came out right around when I was born and was subsequently turned into the movie “Brian’s Song”;.
Troy’s not sure if he is remembering this wrong, but he remembers seeing Gale Sayers as a walk-on in a “Brady Bunch” episode where he explained that kids made fun of his name, because it was a girl’s name.
So I guess that is something else Gale Sayers and I have in common, though I suspect that a boy Gale Gilmore or Gay Gilmore would have been teased more than a girl Gay Gilmore, but for completely different reasons.
troyandgay.com /?p=3098   (519 words)

 College Football Hall of Fame
Suddenly a KU sophomore, Gale Sayers, erupts into a ground-gobbling cyclone, churning and spinning his way to a record-setting 283 yards in 21 carries, including a 96-yard touchdown run.
The unmistakable knock-down drive and aggressiveness became a Sayers trademark at KU and, before long, there was little doubt that he was the best back ever to play at the Lawrence campus.
Sayers left Kansas for a seven-year career with the Chicago Bears - and his star continued to climb.
collegefootball.org /famersearch.php?id=60043   (187 words)

 Sayers Healthcare :: Sayers Healthcare Finalizes Mobile Game Cart Donation to Children's Memorial Hospital
Engineers from Sayers Healthcare and Children's Memorial collaborated on the design of the systems, which include an XBOX game console, a flat panel color television, power and drawers for holding game cartridges.
Sayers Healthcare is a leading provider of multi-brand, multi-functional mobile computing and medication delivery equipment solutions for healthcare providers.
Sayers Healthcare's proven methodology for project management has helped providers maximize adoption rates, lower costs of ownership and accelerate the path to improved quality of care.
sev.prnewswire.com /health-care-hospitals/20050412/CGF03208042005-1.html   (483 words)

 College Football Hall of Fame
That was part of the message Sayers delivered in a speech to the over 500 fans in attendance at South Bend’s Century Center, as The College Football Hall of Fame brought him to town for the June 2nd KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon.
Sayers’ talk was filled with as much emotion as his memorable gridiron bolts were filled with energy in just 68 games as a running back for the Chicago Bears.
The Gale Sayers Luncheon was the fourth in as series of six.
collegefootball.org /news.php?id=393   (516 words)

 Gale Sayers
From Cleats To Wingtips: Gale Sayers, Roger Staubach, and other sports legends-turned-CEOs use lessons from the playing field to foster success in the workplace.
XRAYMEDIA Sees Expanded Media Requests for BDO Endorser Gale Sayers; National Examiner Articles Are Set for Release in Issue #4 and Issue #6.
Ex-NFLer gale Sayers named new GHX board member.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0109623.html   (288 words)

Sayers' exceptional break-away running abilities allowed him to score a rookie record of 22 touchdowns and 132 points in 1965.
He led NFL rushers in 1966 and 1969 and was named all-time NFL halfback in 1969 and All-NFL five years in a row.
Sayers was named Player of Game in three Pro Bowls and his career totals include 9,435 combined net yards, 4,956 yards rushing, 336 points.
commerce.thinkwebinc.com /retro-jersey/sayers-stats.html   (166 words)

 News Releases - w w w . t a m u k . e d u   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sayers was born in Wichita, Kansas and attended Kansas University before being selected the fourth draft pick in the first round in 1965.
Sayers was named the Pro Bowl's Player of the Game in 1967, 1968 and 1970, and was named to the 75th Anniversary All Time NFL Team.
Sayers devotes a great deal his of time to a variety of charitable organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of America, Marklund Children's Home, Boy Scouts of America, American Cancer Society, Better Boys Foundation, Junior Achievement and the Cradle Adoption Agency.
www.tamuk.edu /news/2002/february/galesayers/index.shtml   (647 words)

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