Gale Sayers

Posted: February 17, 2013 in Digital Media 1

May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas Gale Sayers came to life. This talented pro football player is a well deserved candidate for me to create a Black History month celebration/informative poster on. All the information relevant information and main imagery I want for him and my other two choices are in a previous blog, but I’ll sum it up again.

Though born in Kansas, Gale was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He however returned to the state of his birth to go to college at the University of Kansas (though Kansas State University has the better football program). At the University of Kansas is where became known as the “Kansas Comet”. When he signed on with the Chicago Bears in 1965 he went on to become named rookie of the year and outstanding running back. For five consecutive years he received all -NFL honors. He played in four Pro Bowls and named Offensive Player of the Game in three of them.

When he retired in 1971 due to an injury, he held the title of “NFL’s all-time leader in kickoff returns”. The same year he was portrayed in a television-movie called Brian’s Song where is friendship with Brian Piccolo was shown. Gale Sayers then returned to the University of Kansas to get his graduate and post-graduate degrees.

He was the athletic directer in 1976 for Southern Illinois University. The next year he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as youngest inductee in his first year of eligibility. Gales Sayers continued on in life to found Crest Computer Supply Company, which is now known as Sayers 40, inc. in Chicago in 1984.

http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/gale-sayers/12196

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