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Tale of the Tape

 


With all the recent jibber jabber between Sayers and Urlacher, I thought what better time than now to do a tale of the tape.

  

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via cdn.bleacherreport.net

Gale Eugene Sayers

Position- Half Back

Height- 6-0

Weight- 198

HOF Class- 1977

Pro Bowls- 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970

League Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1966, 1969
Scoring Titles: 1965
Touchdown Titles: 1965
Kickoff Return Titles: 1966

Team Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
Receiving Titles: 1966
Scoring Titles: 1965, 1967
Punt Return Titles: 1965
Kickoff Return Titles: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969

Awards and Honors

• NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team (selected in 1994)
• NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team (selected in 1969)
• 1960s All-Decade Team
• All-Time NFL Team (selected in 2000)
• AFL-NFL 1960-1984 All-Star Team (selected in 1985)
• 1965 NFL Rookie of the Year (UPI, AP, NEA, SN)

Bears’ records held by Sayers at the time of his retirement following the 1971 season

 • [1st] Longest Kickoff Return – 103 (vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 17, 1967)
• [1st] Most Combined Net Yards, Season – 2,440 (1966)
• [1st] Highest Combined Net Yard Average, Game – 19.76 (vs. San Francisco, Dec. 12, 1965)
• [1st] Most Combined Net Yards, Game – 339 (vs. Minnesota, Dec. 18, 1966)
• [1st] Most Kickoffs Returned for Touchdowns, Career – 6
• [1st] Highest Kickoff Return Yard Average, Career – 30.60
• [1st] Most Combined Punt and Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns, Career – 8
• [1st] Most Kickoff Returns, Career – 91
• [1st] Most Kickoff Return Yards, Career – 2,781
• [1st] Most Combined Punt and Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns, Season – 4 (1967)
• [1st] Highest Kickoff Return Yard Average, Season – 37.69 (1967)
• [1st] Most Punt Return Yards, Game – 134 (vs. San Francisco, Dec. 12, 1965)
• [1st] Highest Rushing Yard Average, Career – 5.0
• [1st] Most 100 or More Yard Rushing Games, Career – 20
• [1st] Most Seasons 1,000 or More Yards Rushing, Career – 2 (1966, 1969)
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,231 ( 1966)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempt, Season – 236 (1969)
• [1st] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Season – 14 (1965)
• [1st] Most Rushing Yards, Game – 205 (vs. Green Bay, Nov. 3, 1968)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 22 (1965)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns By a Rookie, Season – 22 (1965)
• [1st] Most Points, Season – 132 (1965)
• [1st] Most Points By a Rookie, Season – 132 (1965)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Game – 6 (vs. San Francisco, Dec. 12, 1965)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Combined Punt and Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns, Game – 2 (vs. San Francisco, Dec. 12, 1965)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards, Career – 4,956
• [2nd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career – 39

Super Bowl-0

Played by Mr Billy D Williams himself in Brian's Song.

Stats taken from here.

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Brian Keith Urlacher

Position- Middle Linebacker

Height- 6-4

Weight- 258

HOF Class- TBD

Pro Bowls- 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006

First Team All Pro- 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006

2000 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
2005 NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year

Registered 1,406 career tackles

Stands tied for 6th on team’s career sacks list (first kept as a stat in 1982) with 37.5, which is also the most all-time amongst Bears LBs... Named to ESPN.com’s all-decade team in 2009

Has recorded over 100 tackles in each campaign in his career, including a career-high 214 in 2002, the most ever by a Bear since tackle totals began being recorded in 1971

Became the first player in franchise history to have a 90-plus yard fumble return for a TD (90 yards at ATL, 10/7/01) and an 80-plus yard INT return for a score (85 yards vs. GB, 12/23/07)

Has contributed to Chicago allowing the fewest points in the NFL in two seasons, including 2005 when the Bears 202 points allowed was the fewest since a franchise-record 187 in 1986

First Chicago defender to lead the team in tackles in his initial 4 NFL seasons and was the first Bear to pace the team in tackles for 4 straight seasons since Singletary did so 5 straight years (1988-92)

Fifth player in franchise history to receive Pro Bowl selections in each of his first 4 NFL seasons (Rick Casares, Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers)

 Ranks 2nd on Bears all-time list for career fumble return yards with 158 on 8 career recoveries

Urlacher info taken from here and here.

Movies: None, but he did do a Vitamin Water commerical with Big Papi, oh and he wrestled for TNA once until the Bears found out.

Super Bowls- 0 (since super bowl loser doesn't count as anything)

Remember this man is not involved in this match for the sake of fairness.

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<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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