Gale Sayers

Halfback

“Kansas Comet”

Gale Sayers

7 seasons
4,956 rushing yards
9,435 combined net yards
5 All-NFL selections
4 Pro Bowls

7

seasons

4,956

rushing yards

9,435

combined net yards

5

All-NFL selections

4

Pro Bowls
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"I had a style all my own. The way I ran, lurchy, herky-jerky, I kept people off-guard so if I didn’t have that much power when I hit a man, hell, he was off-balance and I could knock him down."

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(Kansas)...6'0'', 198...Gale Eugene Sayers ... Kansas All-American ... Exceptional break-away runner ... Scored rookie record 22 TDs, 132 points, 1965 ... Led NFL rushers, 1966, 1969 ... Named all-time NFL halfback, 1969 ... All-NFL five straight years ... Player of Game in three Pro Bowls ... Career totals: 9,435 combined net yards, 4,956 yards rushing, 336 points ... NFL lifetime kickoff return leader ... Born May 30, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas.