Bears' Hall of Fame tailback Sayers dies at 77 Rest in peace, Kansas Comet. One of the best ever. He was also known for the 1971 film "Brian's Song". "But he was stuck on a handful of middling-to-bad Bears teams and, like Dick Butkus, another Hall of Fame teammate selected in the same 1965 draft, he never played in the postseason." Gale Sayers, NFL legend and Hall of Fame Bears RB, dies at 77 | wnep.com.