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GALE SAYERS MAKES NFL HISTORY
Gale Sayers scored six touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers on December 12, 1965. He remains the only NFL rookie to score six touchdowns in one game. Only three players accomplished the feat in the first 100 years of NFL football: Sayers, Ernie Nevers, and Dub Jones. You can hear Dub Jones discuss his six touchdown game in a future episode of The Game before the Money Podcast.
Gale Sayers joined the Chicago Bears in 1965 as a first-round draft choice. He electrified the offense and set an NFL single-season touchdown record with 22 touchdowns on the year. Not only did he score six touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers, he scored four touchdowns in one game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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