Q & A With Bears Hall Of Fame Running Back Gale Sayers

This man doesn’t need much of an introduction, but we’ll give him one anyway.
Gale Sayers came into the National Football League in 1965 as the fourth overall pick out of the University of Kansas. He brought the nickname, “The Kansas Comet” with him to the NFL.
He was recognized as an All-American twice at Kansas.
In 68 games with the Bears from 1965-1971, he ran for 4,956 yards and 39 touchdowns on 991 carries. He also reeled in 112 receptions for 1,307 yards and nine touchdowns in that span.
He took eight returns back for scores (six kickoffs and two punts) during his career in the NFL.
He holds the NFL records for most touchdowns in a rookie season (22 in 1965), most touchdowns in a game (6, tied with Nevers and Jones), highest career kickoff return average (30.6), and most return touchdowns in a game (2, tied with many players).
He was voted to

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