NFL CareerSayers was drafted by the Bears in 1965. Sayers, who was 6 feet tall and weighed 198 pounds, ended his 1965 rookie season with a record 22 touchdowns and 2,272 Cheap Redskins Jerseys combined net yards. He led the NFL in rushing in 1968 until he injured his right knee. After surgery, Sayers rehabilitated his knee with the help of Bears teammate Brian Piccolo. Sayers came back strong in 1969, running for 1,032 yards, eight touchdowns and a second NFL rushing title. Sayers suffered a second injury in 1970, this time to his left knee, and in the same year, lost his friend Piccolo to cancer.
Awards and Hall of FameSayers was named all-NFL from 1965 to 1969, played in four Pro Bowls and was Offensive Player of the Game three times. He was named 1965 NFL Rookie of the Year and selected for the 75th Anniversary All-Time NFL Team. Sayers was named to http://www.2012redskinsforsale.com the Black Sports Hall of Fame in 1975, the NFL Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. Sayers is the youngest person ever elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was named to the 2000 NFL All-Time Millennium Team.
Post-NFLAfter his NFL retirement, Sayers became a stockbroker and wrote his autobiography, "I Am Third," which was made into a television movie in 1971. The movie, "Brian's Song," told the story of Sayers' friendship with Piccolo and Piccolo's death. Sayers completed his bachelor's degree and a master's degree. He wrote another book, "Offensive Strategies," served as athletic director at Southern Illinois from 1976 to 1981 and became an entrepreneur, winning awards for his business achievements. The Gale Sayers Center in Chicago operates youth programs. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Moreover, we do not select every Washington Redskins Jerseys advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.