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Gale Sayers

Gale Sayers

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He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is a legendary Chicago Bears running back; His #40 is retired by the Bears
Fee Range: $20,000 - $30,000

Gale Sayers for DST Systems

DST Systems

Gale Sayers Promotional Announcement

Audience: 150 Corporate Guests
Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Client: DST Systems

DST Systems has used Direct Sportslink's athlete procurement services for numerous years. Thurman Thomas, Bruce Jenner, Mia Hamm and Gale have participated in this first class private welcome reception. Gale met all the guests, signed autographs with each person and took individual photos with everyone in attendance. Gale was most gracious of his time.

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Gale Sayers Bio

Sayers, known as "The Kansas Comet", spent his entire NFL career with the Chicago Bears. He was an impressive 2-time All-American player at the University of Kansas and it showed in the NFL. He was NFL Rookie of the Year in 1965 and had the amazing feat of being the only rookie at the time to score six touchdowns in a game on route to scoring a record 22 touchdowns in his rookie year. In his second season, despite attempts of revamping defenses, Sayers led the league in rushing with 1,231 yards.

But in a game against the San Francisco 49ers in 1968, Sayers was chopped down after receiving a pitch and tore ligaments in his right knee, ending his season prematurely. Soon he had surgery and rehabilitation and made a successful comeback. In the 1969 season he led the league in rushing once again.

Once again, in 1970, Sayers suffered another knee injury, this time with his left knee. During his off time, he took classes at the University of New York to become a stock broker and became the first black stock broker in his company's history. After another rehabilitation period, he tried for a comeback, but was not successful.

Sayers retired from football during the 1971 campaign, and began a career as a CEO for a computer company. In 1977 he entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame and in 1994 he had his uniform number, 40, retired at Soldier Field in Chicago.

His friendship with teammate Brian Piccolo, and Piccolo's struggle with the cancer that would eventually result in his death, became the subject of the legendary made-for-TV movie Brian's Song. The movie, in which Sayers was portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the original and by Mekhi Phifer in the remake, was adapted from Sayers' telling of this story in his 1971 autobiography I Am Third.

Due to his popularity as a player, business experience after his playing career in the IT industry, and his overall professionalism, Gale Sayers is one of the most requested sports celebrities for motivational speaking engagements, personal appearances and autograph signings. 

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