Gale Sayers Best Quotes

Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943), also known as “The Kansas Comet”, is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1960s and early 1970s. He played college football for the University of Kansas, and was twice recognized as an All-American. He was a first-round pick in the 1965 NFL Draft, and played his entire pro career for the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Enjoy Gale Sayers’s best quotes below.

Gale Sayers
“I don’t care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.”
“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”
“We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons.”
“There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.”
“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”
“I was playing in the league when Ray Guy was playing in the league. He was the best kicker I’ve ever seen. He could bullet that ball 70 yards.”
“I had a career that was very short, but it had a lot of thrills.”
“Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.”
“We have about 4 million people who have voted for who they want to see in the Hall of Fame. There are some people they put down that are pretty good players. You have Ray Guy, Jim Plunkett, Lester Hayes and Donnie Shell.”
“What happens also is that a lot of those people and reporters who vote for Hall of Famers, some of the people who were around when Ray Guy was around, are deceased. And some of the reporters don’t remember Ray Guy. He should have been in the Hall of Fame 15 years ago.”
“Jay Cutler, he’s a fine quarterback, but I think at times he gets a little nicked up.”
“Halas didn’t believe in starting rookies.”
“There are some people that probably should be in the Hall of Fame, but they’re not for some reason.”

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