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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 Name||Gale Sayers|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 30, 1943|
|Place Of Birth||Wichita, Kansas, USA|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
|Profession||Former American football player|
|Education||Omaha Central High School, University of Kansas|
|Spouse||Ardythe Bullard (m. 1973), Linda McNeil (m. 1962–1973)|
|Parents||Bernice (Ross) Sayers, Roger Winfield Sayers|
|Awards||SI's All-time College All-Stars|
|Movies||Reggie's Prayer, Brian's Song|
|1||While at the University of Kansas as a running back, he was nicknamed "The Kansas Comet" because of his speed.|
|2||Currently President & CEO of a large, nationwide computer reseller.|
|3||Halfback on Kansas University's football team, 1962-1964.|
|4||Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977.|
|5||Tied for 92nd with Dalton Hilliard, Y.A. Tittle, Alex Webster and Sammy Winder on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (39).|
|6||Ranks 5th on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (5.001).|
|7||Ranks 99th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (4,956).|
|8||Played halfback for the Bears from 1965 to 1971.|
|9||Holds record for most touchdowns scored in a single game with 6.|
|10||NFL Lifetime kickoff return leader.|
|11||Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.|
|Guiding Light||1992||TV Series||Wedding Guest|
|The Wonderful World of Disney||2001||TV Series book "I Am Third" - 1 episode|
|Brian's Song||1971||TV Movie book "I Am Third"|
|Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie||2005||Documentary much love for|
|Deadly Games||1982||special thanks|
|A Football Life||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Keep the Faith||2013||Documentary||Himself|
|Mike & Mike||2011||TV Series||Himself - Telelphone Interviewee|
|Top Chef||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|The Tim McCarver Show||2003||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2000-2002||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Sports on the Silver Screen||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself (uncredited)|
|Beyond the Gold||1996||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Super Bowl XXIX||1995||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1987||TV Series||Himself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1971-1976||TV Series||Himself - Co-Host / Himself - NFL Player|
|Greatest Sports Legends||1975||TV Series||Himself|
|The Dick Cavett Show||1972||TV Series||Himself|
|The David Frost Show||1971||TV Series||Himself|
|The NFL on CBS||1965-1970||TV Series||Himself - Chicago Bears Halfback / Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back / Himself - Chicago Bulls Running Back|