Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has passed away. He was 77.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away in Wakarusa, Indiana, according to the New York Times.

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However, his son Guy Bullard said that his death was from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Three-plus years ago in March 2017, his family revealed that Sayers was dealing with Dementia after having displayed symptoms in a public event years prior. A lot of football players have dealt with Dementia in their later years from playing football in their younger years.

The legendary Sayers played in the league from 1965 through 1971. His entire career with the Chicago Bears.

During his career, he was teammates with Brian Piccolo in 1967. They became the first interracial roommates in NFL history at the time.

Sayers had a friendship with Piccolo that eventually led to a movie, Brian’s Song.

In his NFL career, Sayers appeared in 68 games, including 65 starts. He has had 991 carries for 4,956 yards and had 39 touchdowns.

Sayers is the youngest inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was 34 when he was inducted.

His Bears No. 41 jersey is retired by the team. Sayers still holds 20 records in Bears history.

Sayers also had 112 receptions for 1,307 yards and nine additional touchdowns.

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