May 30, 1943 Gale Sayers, the youngest player ever to be elected to the Football Hall of Fame was born. A 1st Round Pick(Chicago Bears), Mr Sayers was a 4x Pro Bowler, 5x All Pro selection, 1965 NFL Rookie of the Year, 3× Pro Bowl MVP, 2× NFL Rushing champion, scored an NFL record 22 touchdowns (as a rookie) & tied a single game record for touchdowns (6). The Chicago Bears retired his number (40). My dad and I met him Nov 8th 1993
Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. Walter Payton was known around the NFL as "Sweetness". He is remembered as one of the most prolific running backs in the history of American football
Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian Piccolo (played by James Caan), a Wake Forest University football player stricken with terminal cancer after turning pro, told through his friendship with Chicago Bears running back teammate and Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams), who helps him through the difficult struggle.