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Gale Sayers, the Chicago Bears’ Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77: ‘He was poetry in motion by Rich Campbell and Fred Mitchell

Gale Sayers – Hall of Famer
Chicago Bears greats Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers

Gale Sayers, the Chicago Bears’ Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77: ‘He was poetry in motion. His like will never be seen again.’

Gale Sayers, the dazzling Chicago Bears running back and kick returner whose injury-shortened career made him the youngest player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died after a yearslong decline in health that included dementia. He was 77.

Sayers died Tuesday at his home in Wakarusa, Ind., his stepson, Guy Bullard, told the New York Times. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the news Wednesday morning.

The “Kansas Comet,” as Sayers was nicknamed, was one of the most agile and elusive ball carriers ever.

“If you wish to see perfection as a running back, you had best get a hold of a film of Gale Sayers,” Bears founder George Halas said in 1977 when he presented Sayers for Hall of Fame enshrinement. “He was poetry in motion. His like will never be seen again.” To read more go to the link below:

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