According to multiple reports, NFL Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers has passed away at the age of 77.
Sayers, who was originally selected by the Chicago Bears with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1965 NFL Draft, was an All-Pro in each of his first 5 seasons in the league. During his 7 year career (only played a total of 4 games in his final two seasons), Sayers rushed for 4,956 yards (5.0 yards per carry) and 39 touchdowns.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the great Gale Sayers. He will be missed.
RIP to Gale Sayers. One of the most dynamic and electric players in NFL history. An All-Pro in each of his first five seasons, a two-time rushing champion and incredible return man as well. A football legend and great human.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 23, 2020