Gale Sayers

Gale Eugene Sayers "The Kansas Comet"
Born: May 30, 1943
Wichita, KS USA
Position: RB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 198
College: Kansas
High School: Central (Omaha, NE)
Career: 1965-1971
Drafted: 1965 in Round 1, #5 overall (AFL) by the Kansas City Chiefs
Drafted: 1965 in Round 1, #4 overall by the Chicago Bears
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977

Gale Sayers played from 1965 to 1971 during his career with the Chicago Bears. Sayers ran for 4,956 yards in his career on 991 attempts, scoring 39 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 112 passes for 1,307 yards and 9 receiving touchdowns..

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Passing:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1965NFL Chicago Bears3266.75317.7133.3133.327 109.7
1966NFL Chicago Bears6233.3589.700.0116.739 30.6
1967NFL Chicago Bears500.000.000.000.039.6
1968NFL Chicago Bears200.000.000.000.039.6
1969NFL Chicago Bears200.000.000.000.01339.6
Totals18422.21116.215.6211.139 13

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1965NFL Chicago Bears1668675.261 14
1966NFL Chicago Bears22912315.458 8
1967NFL Chicago Bears1868804.770 7
1968NFL Chicago Bears1388566.263 2
1969NFL Chicago Bears23610324.428 8
1970NFL Chicago Bears23522.315 0
1971NFL Chicago Bears13382.90
Totals99149565.070 39

Receiving:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1965NFL Chicago Bears2950717.580 6
1966NFL Chicago Bears3444713.180 2
1967NFL Chicago Bears161267.932 1
1968NFL Chicago Bears151177.821 0
1969NFL Chicago Bears171166.825 0
1970NFL Chicago Bears1-6-6.0-6 0
Totals112130711.780 9

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1965NFL Chicago Bears1623814.985 1
1966NFL Chicago Bears6447.327 0
1967NFL Chicago Bears38026.758 1
1968NFL Chicago Bears22914.518 0
Totals2739114.585 2

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1965NFL Chicago Bears2166031.496 1
1966NFL Chicago Bears2371831.293 2
1967NFL Chicago Bears1660337.7103 3
1968NFL Chicago Bears1746127.148 0
1969NFL Chicago Bears1433924.252 0
Totals91278130.6103 6

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1965NFL Chicago Bears14611000132
1966NFL Chicago Bears820200072
1967NFL Chicago Bears711300072
1968NFL Chicago Bears200000012
1969NFL Chicago Bears80000048
Totals39926000000000336


Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1965NFLChicago Bears140
1966NFLChicago Bears140
1967NFLChicago Bears130
1968NFLChicago Bears90
1969NFLChicago Bears140
1970NFLChicago Bears20
1971NFLChicago Bears20

Awards

- Pro Football Hall of Fame team All-1960s Team

Honors

1965 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1965 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1965 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1965 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1965 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1966 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1966 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1966 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1966 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1966 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1966 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1967 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1967 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1967 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1967 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1967 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1968 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1968 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1968 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1968 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1968 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1968 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1968 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1968 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL/AFL (1st Team)
1969 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1969 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1969 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1969 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1969 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1969 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1969 - Hall of Fame All-NFL (1st Team)
1969 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)