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Gale Sayers

Gale Eugene Sayers (The Kansas Comet) (twitter: @Kansas_Comet)

Position: RB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 198 lbs.

Born: May 30, 1943 in Wichita, KS
High School: Central
College: Kansas   (school history)    (Sayers college stats)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1965 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 59 (922nd overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1977

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #20. Ronnie Lott… #21. Randy White… #22. Jack Ham… #23. GALE SAYERS… #24. Herb Adderley… #25. Forrest Gregg… #26. Lance Alworth… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1965*+ 22 CHI HB/KR/PR 40 14 166 867 14 61 5.2 61.9 11.9 29 507 17.5 6 80 2.1 36.2 1374 20 9 18
1966*+ 23 CHI HB/KR 40 14 229 1231 8 58 5.4 87.9 16.4 34 447 13.1 2 80 2.4 31.9 1678 10 2 17
1967*+ 24 CHI HB/KR 40 13 186 880 7 70 4.7 67.7 14.3 16 126 7.9 1 32 1.2 9.7 1006 8 8 12
1968+ 25 CHI HB 40 9 138 856 2 63 6.2 95.1 15.3 15 117 7.8 0 21 1.7 13.0 973 2 7 8
1969*+ 26 CHI HB/KR 40 14 236 1032 8 28 4.4 73.7 16.9 17 116 6.8 0 25 1.2 8.3 1148 8 7 9
1970 27 CHI 40 2 2 23 52 0 15 2.3 26.0 11.5 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.5 -3.0 46 0 1 0
1971 28 CHI 40 2 2 13 38 0 9 2.9 19.0 6.5 38 0 0 0
Career 68 4 991 4956 39 70 5.0 72.9 14.6 112 1307 11.7 9 80 1.6 19.2 6263 48 34 64

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1965*+ 22 CHI HB/KR/PR 40 14 16 238 1 85 14.9 21 660 1 96 31.4 2272
1966*+ 23 CHI HB/KR 40 14 6 44 0 27 7.3 23 718 2 93 31.2 2440
1967*+ 24 CHI HB/KR 40 13 3 80 1 58 26.7 16 603 3 103 37.7 1689
1968+ 25 CHI HB 40 9 2 29 0 18 14.5 17 461 0 48 27.1 1463
1969*+ 26 CHI HB/KR 40 14 14 339 0 52 24.2 1487
Career 68 27 391 2 85 14.5 91 2781 6 103 30.6 9435

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1965*+ 22 CHI HB/KR/PR 40 14 2 3 66.7 53 1 33.3 1 33.3 27 17.7 9.3 26.5 3.8 109.7
1966*+ 23 CHI HB/KR 40 14 2 6 33.3 58 0 0.0 1 16.7 39 9.7 2.2 29.0 4.1 30.6
1967*+ 24 CHI HB/KR 40 13 0 5 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
1968+ 25 CHI HB 40 9 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
1969*+ 26 CHI HB/KR 40 14 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 3 -1.00 -1.00 33.3
Career 68 4 18 22.2 111 1 5.6 2 11.1 39 6.2 2.3 27.8 1.6 31.7 1 3 5.68 2.00 5.3

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1965*+ 22 CHI HB/KR/PR 40 14 0 9 4 0 0
1966*+ 23 CHI HB/KR 40 14 0 2 3 0 0
1967*+ 24 CHI HB/KR 40 13 0 8 4 0 0
1968+ 25 CHI HB 40 9 0 7 0 0 0
1969*+ 26 CHI HB/KR 40 14 0 7 2 0 0
1970 27 CHI 40 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Career 68 4 0 34 13 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1965*+ 22 CHI HB/KR/PR 40 14 14 6 1 1 22 132
1966*+ 23 CHI HB/KR 40 14 8 2 2 12 72
1967*+ 24 CHI HB/KR 40 13 7 1 1 3 12 72
1968+ 25 CHI HB 40 9 2 2 12
1969*+ 26 CHI HB/KR 40 14 8 8 48
Career 68 39 9 2 6 56 336

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 27 2 RB 5 112
1971 28 2 RB 4 107
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