Gale Sayers Stats

During his career, Sayers laced them up in 68 contests and gained 4,956 yds on the ground. He was handed the football 991 different times for an average of 5.0 yards per attempt. He ran for 72.9 yds per game and scored 39 times while carrying the ball. Sayers fumbled the ball 34 times in his career and his longest rush was 70 yds.

Sayers gained 38 yds carrying the ball in 2 games played in his last year. His average yds per carry was at 2.9 and he toted the ball 13 different times in his last season. He ran for 0 TDs in his last season for 9 yards. Sayers averaged 19.0 yds on the ground per contest.

Gale Sayers Stats

Year Team Att Yards TD G GS Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
Career 991 4,956 39 68 65 70 5.0 72.9 34
1971 CHI 13 38 0 2 2 9 2.9 19.0 0
1970 CHI 23 52 0 2 2 15 2.3 26.0 1
1969 CHI 236 1,032 8 14 14 28 4.4 73.7 7
1968 CHI 138 856 2 9 9 63 6.2 95.1 7
1967 CHI 186 880 7 13 13 70 4.7 67.7 8
1966 CHI 229 1,231 8 14 13 58 5.4 87.9 2
1965 CHI 166 867 14 14 12 61 5.2 61.9 9

1971 Stats for Gale Sayers

Stat Value NFL Rank
Games 2 270th
Games Started 2 182nd
Rushing Attempts 13 139th
Rushing Yards 38 144th
Rushing Touchdowns 0 153rd
Longest Run 9 188th
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 2.9 188th
Rushing Yards Per Game 19.0 73rd
Fumbles 0 212th

1970 Stats for Gale Sayers

Stat Value NFL Rank
Games 2 261st
Games Started 2 167th
Rushing Attempts 23 117th
Rushing Yards 52 135th
Rushing Touchdowns 0 137th
Longest Run 15 136th
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 2.3 222nd
Rushing Yards Per Game 26.0 60th
Fumbles 1 142nd

1969 Stats for Gale Sayers

Stat Value NFL Rank
Games 14 1st
Games Started 14 1st
Rushing Attempts 236 1st
Rushing Yards 1,032 1st
Rushing Touchdowns 8 3rd
Longest Run 28 34th
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.4 53rd
Rushing Yards Per Game 73.7 1st
Fumbles 7 3rd

1968 Stats for Gale Sayers

Stat Value NFL Rank
Games 9 130th
Games Started 9 60th
Rushing Attempts 138 15th
Rushing Yards 856 5th
Rushing Touchdowns 2 34th
Longest Run 63 5th
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 6.2 29th
Rushing Yards Per Game 95.1 1st
Fumbles 7 5th

1967 Stats for Gale Sayers

Stat Value NFL Rank
Games 13 71st
Games Started 13 26th
Rushing Attempts 186 7th
Rushing Yards 880 3rd
Rushing Touchdowns 7 4th
Longest Run 70 4th
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.7 41st
Rushing Yards Per Game 67.7 3rd
Fumbles 8 1st

1966 Stats for Gale Sayers

Stat Value NFL Rank
Games 14 3rd
Games Started 13 29th
Rushing Attempts 229 3rd
Rushing Yards 1,231 1st
Rushing Touchdowns 8 3rd
Longest Run 58 6th
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 5.4 36th
Rushing Yards Per Game 87.9 1st
Fumbles 2 52nd

1965 Stats for Gale Sayers

Stat Value NFL Rank
Games 14 5th
Games Started 12 26th
Rushing Attempts 166 7th
Rushing Yards 867 2nd
Rushing Touchdowns 14 2nd
Longest Run 61 3rd
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 5.2 28th
Rushing Yards Per Game 61.9 3rd
Fumbles 9 5th