Gale Sayers Dies at 77

DJ Griffin, Writer

There’s no way to reasonably discuss a list of the best running backs in football history without bringing up Gale Sayers. The legendary Chicago Bears ball carrier was a tour de force whenever he strapped on his helmet, and the world is made darker by the news having arrived on Wednesday, September 23 that he died at age 77. The reason for his death has not been released. In a statement issued by Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker on Wednesday, Sayers’ accomplishments as both a player and a man will be honored accordingly.


“All those who love the game of football mourn the loss of one of the greatest to ever play this game with the passing of Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers,” Baker said.  The ‘Kansas Comet’ burst onto the scene in the National Football League and captured the attention of all of America. While only playing a small 68 game in his entire time in the NFL he is one of the greatest RBs in the world.


Gale Sayers died of complications of dementia and Alzheimers and left behind his spouse Ardythe Bullar his six kids’ names of which I can not find and his best friend Brian Piccolo and some of my top ten movies Reggie’s prayer and Brians’s song some really nostalgic movies. He was a good man Rest in peace Gale Sayers