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Gale Sayers Dies At 77

Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears is shown in this undated photo. (AP Photo)

Legendary running back Gale Sayers is dead. The Pro Football Hall of Fame says Sayers died today at the age of 77. Sayers is a Chicago Bears legend who scored 22 touchdowns in his rookie season in 1965. Injuries cut his career short, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said in a statement Sayers “was the very essence of a team player.” Baker added that Sayers “was an extraordinary man who overcame a great deal of adversity during his NFL career and life.”

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