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Sayers : my life and times

Author: Gale Sayers; Fred Mitchell
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Four decades ago, Gale Sayers allowed his remarkable running ability on the football field to speak for him. Today, Sayers has a powerful and poignant message to pass along not only to athletes but to everyone, and it's a message straight from his heart. Sayers, who grew up in modest surroundings in Omaha, Neb., is the son of a car polisher and mechanic. After fielding 75 college scholarship offers, he selected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sayers, Gale, 1943-
Sayers.
Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2007014957
Named Person: Gale Sayers; Gale Sayers
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gale Sayers; Fred Mitchell
ISBN: 9781623680961 1623680964 9781617490361 1617490369
OCLC Number: 820844594
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 234 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : the game plan --
Sometimes life brings you to your knees --
Papa Bear and me --
Remembering Brian --
The joy of six --
Testing my resolve --
My favorite running backs --
Preparing to quit --
So much more than football --
Omaha's finest --
Those elusive championships --
Land of opportunity --
Show me the money!
Responsibility: Gale Sayers with Fred Mitchell ; [foreword by Dick Butkus].
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Four decades ago, Gale Sayers allowed his remarkable running ability on the football field to speak for him. Today, Sayers has a powerful and poignant message to pass along not only to athletes but to everyone, and it's a message straight from his heart. Sayers, who grew up in modest surroundings in Omaha, Neb., is the son of a car polisher and mechanic. After fielding 75 college scholarship offers, he selected Kansas, where he became an All-American halfback before being selected in the first round of the 1965 draft by the Bears. Later, he became the youngest man ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, at age 34. A knee injury in 1968 cut short his spectacular career, which included an NFL record 6-touchdown effort against the San Francisco 49ers. The story of Sayers' friendship with former Bears teammate Brian Piccolo was immortalized in the 1971 made-for-TV movie Brian's Song, which starred James Caan as Piccolo and Billy Dee Williams as Sayers. The loss of Brian helped Sayers put his life in proper perspective. He later realized his serious knee injury was just a minor blip on the screen when it comes to life and death matters. Since leaving pro football, his enduring message to young athletes is to respect the game, give back to the community and prepare for the future. Those are words he has lived by his entire life, and they make Sayers: My Life and Times one of the most compelling sports memoirs to come along in recent years.

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