Gale Sayers Net Worth

Gale Sayers Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gale Eugene Sayers net worth is
$50 Million

Gale Eugene Sayers Wiki Biography

Gale Eugene Sayers was born on the 30th May 1943, in Wichita, Kansas USA, and is a former American Football player, who spent his entire career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL), in the position of running back. His career was active from 1965 until 1971, after which he retired, but stayed in the game, working at Southern Illinois University as an athletic director.
Have you ever wondered how rich Gale Sayers is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gale Sayers` net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount he acquired largely through his successful career as a professional football player, and since as a coach and administrator.

Gale Sayers Net Worth $50 Million

Gale grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he went to the Omaha Central High School, and after he matriculated he enrolled at the University of Kansas. He began to play football for the Jayhawks, and during his career, became one of the best players in the history of the university. He was named two times Consensus All-American, in 1963 and 1964, and accumulated 2,675 rushing yards and 3,917 all-purpose yards. He set several records, including a 99-yard run against Nebraska, and against Oklahoma a 96-yard kick-off return.
Following graduation, Gale entered the 1965 NFL Draft, in which he was selected as the 4th pick overall by the Chicago Bears. He spent his entire professional career playing for the Bears, from 1965 until 1971. During that time, his net worth increased to a large degree, thanks to the contracts he signed with the team.
In his first season, Gale had 2,272 all-purpose yards and set a record of 22 touchdowns, which earned him the Rookie Of The Year Award. In the second season, Gale was the leader in rushing yards with 1,231 and had ten touchdowns; he also had 2,440 all-purpose yards. The following year, his numbers dropped, as he only had 880 yards, but still scored eight touchdowns, and nothing changed in his fourth season in the NFL, as he had 856 rushing yards and two touchdowns. His next season was one of his best, as he had 1,032 yards and eight touchdowns, but in 1970 he injured his knee, and played in only two games; he underwent surgery, and tried to play again, but after two games in 1971, he decided to retire.
Following his decision to retire, from 1976 Gale worked as an athletic director at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, but he also founded the Crest Computer Supply Company in 1984, which later changed name to Sayer 40, Inc. of which he is still chairman, and has been operating with considerable success, which has also increased Gale`s net worth.
Gale is also recognized as a humanitarian; he started the Gale Sayers Center, which focuses on children age from 8-12, developing their leadership skills, mentoring them and teaching them true values of life.
Also, in 2009 he became the Director of Fundraising for Special Projects at University of Kansas Athletic Department.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Gale Sayers has been married twice; his first wife was Linda McNeil, with whom he has three children. The couple was married from 1963 until 1973. Soon after their divorce, Gale married Ardythe Bullard, and they are still married.

Full NameGale Sayers
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1943
Place Of BirthWichita, Kansas, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionFormer American football player
EducationOmaha Central High School, University of Kansas
SpouseArdythe Bullard (m. 1973), Linda McNeil (m. 1962–1973)
ParentsBernice (Ross) Sayers, Roger Winfield Sayers
AwardsSI's All-time College All-Stars
MoviesReggie's Prayer, Brian's Song
1While at the University of Kansas as a running back, he was nicknamed "The Kansas Comet" because of his speed.
2Currently President & CEO of a large, nationwide computer reseller.
3Halfback on Kansas University's football team, 1962-1964.
4Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
5Tied for 92nd with Dalton Hilliard, Y.A. Tittle, Alex Webster and Sammy Winder on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (39).
6Ranks 5th on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (5.001).
7Ranks 99th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (4,956).
8Played halfback for the Bears from 1965 to 1971.
9Holds record for most touchdowns scored in a single game with 6.
10NFL Lifetime kickoff return leader.
11Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.


Reggie's Prayer1996
Guiding Light1992TV SeriesWedding Guest


The Wonderful World of Disney2001TV Series book "I Am Third" - 1 episode
Brian's Song1971TV Movie book "I Am Third"


Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie2005Documentary much love for


Deadly Games1982special thanks


A Football Life2014TV SeriesHimself
Keep the Faith2013DocumentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2011TV SeriesHimself - Telelphone Interviewee
Top Chef2008TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Beyond the Gold1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXIX1995TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1976TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - NFL Player
Greatest Sports Legends1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1965-1970TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Halfback / Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back / Himself - Chicago Bulls Running Back
Soul!1970TV SeriesHimself

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