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Chicago Bears great halfbacks Gale Eugene Sayers sadly died today at the age of 77. News of the legend’s death shocked everyone to the core on Sept 23, 2020. Sayers has been suffering from dementia for a few years prior to his death.
Sayers was born on May 30, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas. His brother is Ron Sayer. He graduated from Omaha, Nebraska Central High School in 1961. In 1999, the school inducted him into their Hall of Fame inaugural class.
He went on to play football for the University of Kansas. There he earned the nickname “Kansas Comet.” He was there as Halfback from the years 1962 to 1964.
After college, he went on to play for the NFL team the Chicago Bears. Despite only playing seven seasons he was still voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
He was married two times in his life. Sayer has three children with his first wife Linda McNeil. He is survived by his wife Ardythe Bullard, his children, family, and friends. Many people have posted their favorite memories of the great Halfback.
One fan remembers the great legend, “He was an amazing man, a great football player. He will be greatly missed.” The staff at Chicago Leader want his family to know we are thinking of them. May he rest in peace.
Written by Sheena Robertson
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