Gale Sayers Named No. 10 on ESPN’s College Football’s 150 Greatest Players

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas’ Gale Sayers was respected during halftime of College Football Playoff Championship Game as a No. 10 actor in ESPN’s College Football’s 150 Greatest Players list. A special, on-field rite noticing a Top 11 took place during a Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday evening, culminating a sport’s year-long initiative.

Sayers, who was innate in Wichita, Kansas, gathered 4,020 all-purpose yards over 3 seasons with a Jayhawks and was famous as a accord All-American during both a 1963 and 1964 seasons. He finished his time during KU with 2,675 yards on a ground.

As a sophomore in 1962, his initial year on Kansas’ varsity team, Sayers led a Big Eight Conference and was third in a republic with 1,125 rushing yards. His 7.1 yards-per-carry normal was a top of any actor in a NCAA that season. He was an All-Big Eight preference in any of his 3 seasons personification during Kansas.

Following his stellar personification career during KU, Sayers was a fourth altogether collect in a 1965 NFL Draft by a Chicago Bears. He had an shining seven-year career in a NFL, where he scored a rookie record 22 touchdowns in 1965. He led all NFL rushers in 1966 and 1969 and was tabbed All-NFL five-straight seasons travelling from 1965-1969. A four-time Pro Bowler, Sayers was a game’s MVP 3 times. During his NFL career, Sayers collected 9.435 all-purpose yards, including 4,956 rushing yards.

Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet,” Sayers was inducted into both a College Football Hall of Fame and a Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Additionally, Kansas late his No. 48 and a Bears late his No. 40.

The sport’s 150 biggest players list was voted on by a blue badge row comprising 150 successful total from opposite a spectrum of college football. The same row formerly dynamic a sport’s 150 Greatest Coaches, Games and Teams.

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