Chicago Bears Top 100: #4 Gale Sayers

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We’re finally in the Top 10 in our countdown of the Top 100 Chicago Bears!  These are the most dominant and elite figures in the storied Chicago Bears history.   As we get closer to the season opener, we get closer to naming the #1 Chicago Bear of all time.

We’re down to the final four, the Mt. Rushmore of the Chicago Bears.  At #4 is the Kansas Comet, Gale Sayers.  Sayers was drafted in perhaps the best draft in Chicago Bears history with the #4 overall selection in 1965 out of Kansas.  Sayers took the league by storm as a rookie.  He averaged 5.2 yards per rush and over 17 yards per reception as he amassed 2272 all purpose yards.  He tied an NFL record with 6 TD’s in a game and set a record of 22 touchdowns.  He was a unanimous choice for Rookie of the Year.

Sayers picked up right where he left off in his second season.  He led the league in rushing with over 1200 yards in 14 games and had  2440 all purpose yards to go along with 12 scores.  He added 12 more scores in his third season to go with 1000 more yards from scrimmage.  

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