September 23, 2020
Kansas running back Gale Sayers is pictured in this file photo from 1962.
As memories and stories of Gale Sayers’ time with the Jayhawks came pouring in following his death Wednesday morning, the Kansas athletic department announced plans for a more permanent tribute in the near future. By Matt Tait
Gale Sayers, a Kansas football legend who went on to become one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs, died Wednesday at the age of 77, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced.