This past week Chicago Bears fans mourned the death of Gale Sayers at age 77. With the passing of Gale Sayers closes the greatest running back chapter in Chicago Bears history.
How good was Gale Sayers? His coach and legendary founder George Halas called his 6 TD game the best single-game performance that he ever witnessed. That day Sayers rushed for 4 TDs, had 1 receiving TD, and capped it off with 1 punt return TD. Halas also said of Sayers, “If you want to see perfection as a running back, you best get a hold of a film of Gale Sayers. He was poetry in motion. His like will never be seen again.”
To many he was an amazing football player, but to those who knew him, he was an even better person. His friendship with fellow Bears player Brian Piccolo was memorialized in the film Brian’s Song. His social movement efforts and humanity garnered the respect of people outside of the sports world.
Here are items in our collection for you to enjoy to remember this all-time Chicago Bear legend.
Brian’s Song- DVD This pop culture is a drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970.
Game of My Life- Stories about and the memories of 28 former and current players on the Chicago Bears football team including Gale Sayers.
I am Third– I Am Third is the memoir of Gale Sayers, one of the best running backs in the history of the NCAA and pro football. It is also the story of his friendship with Brian Piccolo.