Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943), nicknamed the "Kansas Comet", is a former professional American football player who earned acclaim both as a halfback and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL).
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Dubbed the "Kansas Comet," for his blurring speed, Gale Sayers' football career blazed bright and brief. Hampered by knee injuries, Sayers played in only 68 games over a seven-year pro career. Yet his performance was so dominant he was a first ballot Pro ... www.bing.com
“It’s an honor to win such a big award.” Bellamy recently watched “Brian’s Song,” the movie that details Piccolo’s life and his relationship with running back Gale Sayers. “He had a great sense of humor,” Bellamy said of Piccolo. www.bing.com
In a win over Denver on Nov. 27 he became the first player since Gale Sayers in 1965 to score touchdowns on a kick return, a reception and a rush from scrimmage in the same game. Hill was taken late in the fifth round. The Cowboys didn't have a fifth-round ... www.bing.com
Remember, the Chicago Bears’ 1963 draft yielded Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, two of the all-time best players in their positions. How did that help the team? They finished with a 48-74 record in the nine seasons they played. www.bing.com
Piccolo joined the team in 1966 and was a teammate and friend of legendary Bears running back Gale Sayers. During the 1969 NFL season, Piccolo was diagnosed with a form of testicular cancer. He died in 1970. The Bears began the Piccolo award after the ... www.bing.com
a hard hitter for a decade known in part for a tackle that sped the end of running back Gale Sayers' career. But the best pair – in name alone – has to be the Eagles' haul in 1947 and 1948 of Neill Armstrong and Clyde "Smackover" Scott. www.bing.com
Howard was selected by the Bears in the fifth round of last year's draft out of Indiana and became the team's first rookie running back voted to the Pro Bowl since Gale Sayers in 1965. Howard set team rookie rushing records with 1,313 yards and seven 100 ... www.bing.com
The movie details the friendship between Piccolo and his teammate Gale Sayers. He lived in North Beverly at the time of his death, and Piccolo-Dolby said he'd often train in the area that is slated to become a park. Sayers and Dick Butkus were among the ... www.bing.com
So here goes … Gale Sayers – football player (my vision of “poetry in motion,” and “great moves” started here); Bob Dylan – singer-songwriter (poetry in song); The Marx Brothers – comedy (my love of word-play comes from them); Hermann Hesse ... www.bing.com
With Piccolo’s legendary support of Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers through multiple knee injuries and his own subsequent battle and death from cancer, the modern Brian Piccolo Research Fund - which now cures the cancer he died of at a 95 ... www.bing.com