Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a series that features the lives and careers of some of the greatest figures in sports history. This episode, hosted by Paul Hornung, profiles football star Gayle Sayers. From 1965-1971, the running back for the Chicago Bears set many records until his brilliant career was cut short by a knee injury. Despite the brevity of his tenure, Sayers was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sayers went on to become an inspirational speaker. Archival film clips, photographs, and interviews with fellow players, coaches, fans, friends, and family tell the story of this sports legend.