Happy 51st Birthday Shaun Gayle


Feb 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former NFL player Shaun Gayle poses with his helmet for auction during the Taste of the NFL at the New Orleans Convention Center prior to the Super Bowl XLVII. The Taste of the NFL is a non-profit organization dedicated to kicking hunger in America by rallying the country’s best chefs and the NFL’s greatest to support hunger relief. Over the past 22 years, the Taste of the NFL has distributed more than $14 million to food banks through its national Super Bowl event called “The Party with a Purpose”. Additional funds are raised through local events held with teams in many NFL markets throughout the year. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Birthday to Shaun Gayle a member of the Super Bowl Shufflin Crew! Gayle, who turns 51 today,  played 12 seasons in the NFL and all but his last one was in a Chicago Bears jersey.  During his career he had two sacks and made 16 interceptions.

The real reason behind bringing up Gayle on his birthday is so we can relive the

Sean Landeta

punt in the 85 playoffs.  Gayle was the Bear that picked up the whiff, I mean 5 yard punt and ran it in for the touchdown and the record for shortest punt return for a touchdown.

There are a lot of plays that I remember from the 85 Bears season but  watching Landeta totally miss the ball on his punt and the Bears scoring a touchdown on the same play makes me laugh to this day.

Hopefully the Bears will lay the groundwork in the upcoming free agency period for another Super Bowl Championship run and BearGoggleson will have you covered with all the breaking news from Halas Hall!