Gale Sayers - A Class Act, an Outstanding Person, and a Legend for All Seasons

by Danny Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/11/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781665516273

About the Book

This book is about Gale Sayers. He was known as the "Kansas Comet" and was perhaps the most dynamic and exciting runner and player to ever play in the NFL. His career spanned from 1965-1969. In 1968, he suffered a career-ending knee injury. Gale played one more year in 1969 and led the NFL in rushing with 1,032 yards. In 1970 and 1971, he suffered more knee injuries and only played in 4 games and retired in the summer of 1972. I have covered his career and mentioned his longest touchdowns. His credentials are impressive. In 1965, he scored an NFL-tying 6 touchdowns in a game against the 49ers. Gale is considered the NFL's best ever kickoff returner with a record 30.6 average yards per return. For 42 years, he also shared the NFL-record with 6 kickoff return touchdowns in a career. He was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977. Gale Sayers, the Kansas Comet, who burned briefly, but more brilliantly than anyone before or since.

About the Author

Danny Jones is 68 years old (born in 1953) and lives with his wife, Tina in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Danny's love and passion for football began during the early60's- Pro Football's golden decade. He played amateur and semi-pro football for over a decade during the 70's and 80's. Danny was a wide receiver and compiled some outstanding statistics during his illustrious career. He caught 302 passes for 5,519 yards and 66 touchdowns. Danny scored 15 touchdowns of 40 or more yards. He wore #19 like his football hero and idol- star receiver Lance Rentzel of the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams. Danny enjoys the simple pleasures of life. He cherishes time spent with his loving wife, Tina. The reason for these books is to give former NFL stars of the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's the recognition they deserve so they can be chosen to the Hall of Fame where they should be. Danny has written 5 football books, including his new book, Trailblazers and Unsung Heroes (2018).His other books are Distant Memories, More Distant Memories, Lost Treasures from the Golden Era of America's Game, and Heroes of Yesteryear (2017). Danny has also written an e-book about the football career of superstar Gale Sayers (2021). Details on Danny's football books can be found on his website: or