Wichita, Kansas native and football legend Gale Sayers will ALWAYS be the KANSAS COMET! While at the University of Kansas, he compiled 4,020 all-purpose yards over three seasons and was twice recognized as a consensus All-American. The Kansas Comet’s number 48 jersey is one of only three retired by the Kansas Jayhawks football team.
In his rookie NFL season, he set a league record by scoring 22 touchdowns—including a record-tying six in one game—and gained 2,272 all-purpose yards en route to being named the NFL's Rookie of the Year.
His friendship with Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970, inspired Sayers to write his autobiography, I Am Third, which in turn was the basis for the 1971 made-for-TV movie Brian's Song. Sayers was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 at age 34, and remains the youngest person to receive the honor.
ABOUT THE SHIRT: You won't want to take off this vintage style, faded heavyweight tee!
Fit information can be found here: Comfort Colors
Features: Soft washed & dyed fabric, double needle collar, twill taped neck & shoulders.
Fabrication: 100% ring-spun cotton.
Weight: 6.1 oz.
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