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RIP Gale Sayers: Chicago's Amazing Gamebreaker - The African American Athlete
Gale Sayers was a deadly offensive weapon for the Chicago Bears.

Breathtaking. Astonishing. Dazzling.

Those are just a few of the words that described the sensational runs of the Chicago Bears’ Gale Sayers, who passed away at  the age of 77.

Gale Sayers, one of the most electric NFL players of the 1960s and early 1970s, has died. He was 77 years old.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer was a brilliant running back and returner who spent only six years in the league, all with the Chicago Bears, from 1965 to 1971.“The NFL family lost a true friend today with the passing of Gale Sayers,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Gale was one of the finest men in NFL history and one of the game’s most exciting players. Gale was an electrifying and elusive runner who thrilled fans every time he touched the ball. He earned his place as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Although his brilliant career was cut short by injuries at age 28, and only 68 games, the impact he left on the National Football League is still felt today.


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