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  • Texas
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    Re: With Bullet Bob now in the Hall of Fame....

    Originally posted by dj
    Originally posted by Texas
    Roger Sayers was the older brother of Gale Sayers. He was drafted by the NFL but don't think he made a roster for some reason.
    Don't know why Roger didn't play in the NFL. The youngest of the Sayers brothers, Ron, played two years with San Diego.
    They might be the fastest "trio" of brothers ever.

    Roger was the real deal, how he could not make some dent in the NFL?



    Regarded by many as the fastest man in the history of Omaha athletics, Roger Sayers finished his career in track and field as one of the most decorated amateur athlete of his generation, and in his spare time, became a legend on the Omaha University gridiron, setting multiple records and leading them to their last college bowl appearance in 1962. Noted as a tremendous multi-sport star during his career at Omaha Central High School, Sayers won the Boys State 100 yard dash and the 220 yard dash Gold Medals in 1958, leading his team to a state championship, along with being named All-City and All-State as a back in football.

    Receiving a scholarship to participate in both sports at Omaha University, Sayers exploded onto the national scene by winning 28 consecutive races during his freshman year, and also providing an exciting presence every time he touched the ball during the football season. In 1962, Roger Sayers may have enjoyed the best season of any Omaha University athlete ever, capturing the NAIA 100 yard dash title, beating future Olympic gold medalist Bob Hayes twice during that year, and leading the Indians to a Central Intercollegiate Conference title in football the 1962 All Sports Bowl, where he scored a touchdown. Sayers was named the 1962 Nebraska State College Athlete of the Year, and during his time off from the University, ran for the 1962 United States Track and Field team. Upon returning to Omaha University, he again won the 100 yard dash in1963 and led the Indians football team to another CIC conference crown.

    Roger Sayers still holds the University of Nebraska-Omaha records for the 100 yard dash and the 220 yard dash, as well as seven football marks. Sayers has been inducted into three track and field hall of fames, the UNO Hall of Fame for both football and track, the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame and was named the 48th greatest athlete in the history of Nebraska by Sports Illustrated in 2000. After his playing career, he served as the president of the Omaha North Branch YMCA, as president of the Urban League and was a 10 year campaign coordinator for the United Negro College Fund.
    NAIA Track and Field Hall of Fame
    Helms Track Foundation Hall of Fame
    Wood Memorial Track Foundation Hall of Fame
    Holds the University of Nebraska-Omaha Records for the 100 yard dash and the 220 yard dash
    Won 28 consecutive races as a freshman for Omaha University in 1961
    Member of the 1962 United States Track and Field Team
    Finished Career as Omaha Universities 2nd All-Time Leading Rusher
    Holds University of Nebraska-Omaha Football record for most yards per carry at 8.6
    Holds Seven University of Nebraska-Omaha Football Records
    All-City, All-State for Omaha Central High School

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  • dj
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    Re: With Bullet Bob now in the Hall of Fame....

    Originally posted by Texas
    Roger Sayers was the older brother of Gale Sayers. He was drafted by the NFL but don't think he made a roster for some reason.
    Don't know why Roger didn't play in the NFL. The youngest of the Sayers brothers, Ron, played two years with San Diego.

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  • Texas
    started a topic With Bullet Bob now in the Hall of Fame....

    With Bullet Bob now in the Hall of Fame....

    ....here's a little story. Actually two little stories.

    Willie Galimore is considered by NFL historians to be one of the most elusive/exciting runnning backs ever. He was a Florida A&M Rattler/Chicago Bear (9.6 sprinter) and the reason Bullet Bob went there. Galimore was Bullet Bob's hero. Hayes being a running back also. On the day Hayes was to run the finals of the Olympic 100 meters Galimore and a fellow Chicago Bear Bo Farrington needed to speed to a TV to watch the Bullet do his thing. On the way there was an accident ...............killing both Galimore and Farrington. I guess this just falls in the sad story category....huh?

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    There was only one sprinter that would beat Bullet Bob in his entire sprint career that he never got his revenge on. That was Jimmy "Peach Head" Gordon. Gordon would beat Hayes at the Florida State meet. Gordon being a highly regarded talent with many schools looking to recruit him. Before Gordon decided on a school or met up with Bullet Bob again he was killed in a gang related incident. Here we not only have the sad but the ..what might have been?

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    So who were those who beat Hayes?

    Henry Carr, Homer Jones, Richard Stebbins and Paul Drayton in the 200m

    Darel Newman in the 60

    Alfred Austin and Jimmy Gordon in the high school 100yd

    Roger Sayers and Harry Jerome in the 100m.

    Homer Jones also an NFLer and is given credit for originating the spike.

    Roger Sayers was the older brother of Gale Sayers. He was drafted by the NFL but don't think he made a roster for some reason.

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    While at FAMU Hayes ran on a pretty solid 4x1 team. Made up of...

    Al Denson...9.6
    Alfred Austin....9.5 (his old high school rival)
    Bob Paremore...9.4
    Bob Hayes ..9.1

    All but Austin would play in the NFL.

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    Being 5-11 190 pounds, I can see Hayes being a force today. He most defiinately can match up with anyone physically. If he'd gotten out slowly in Tokyo and had to have caught Jerome and Figuerola I think we see the first legal sub10.00, yes even on that dirt track. In 68 if he had stayed (he's now 24/25) in the sport "up" there in Mexico City I think a 9.85 is very realistic. If he ran today since he had the size and power even back then.....hmm..9.75?
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