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Fame couldn't wait for Sayers

Updated: October 20, 2005, 2:52 PM ET
By M.B. Roberts | Special to ESPN.com

Few of us have one defining day in our life, one for which we forever will be remembered. Gale Sayers does: Dec. 12, 1965.

It was a wet, bone-chilling, see-your-breath day in Chicago. Sayers, a rookie halfback for the Bears, tied the NFL mark for most touchdowns in a game by scoring six against the San Francisco 49ers in a classic contest that has been featured many times in fuzzy, black-and-white TV highlights.

Despite the fuzz, fans remember it vividly. So does Sayers. It's difficult ...

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