One of the few players I always think of first, when comparing todays surgeons and technology vs the older era. Careers could end in one play back then. Nowadays there is 2nd, 3rd and 4th chances, so on, due to advances.
He’s a legend in my book even if his career was a little short. Loved the Brian’s song movie when i was a kid/ young adult, even though now seems a little corny. But still, the premises of the movie remains the same. Be good to each other no matter the race, religion etc. Rip.
He had to be seen to be truly appreciated. He could take a kickoff, a punt, or a handoff at the LOS to the house at any time. He did all three to the 49's at Kezar Stadium in a game. He was a good receiver, also. My favorite, aside from Jim Brown. May you rest in peace, Mr. Sayers.
The most amazing stat about Sayers was after being a breakaway runner after he was injured and breaking down in 1969 he led the league in rushing with 1032 yards in 14 games with no run longer than 28 yards.
The most amazing thing to see about Sayers was the highlight film where he makes a cut to avoid a guy directly behind him.
True legendary football player and excellent human being as well. RIP