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Kansas football: Just how great was Gale Sayers with the Jayhawks?

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May 02, 1963 - Kansas, Kansas, USA - GALE SAYERS in 1963 of Kansas (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)

Everyone knows the “Kansas Comet,” but just how great was Gale Sayers during his time with Kansas football?

The greatest player in Kansas football history, Gale Sayers had a legendary career during his time with the Jayhawks. Interestingly, Sayers almost ended up as an Iowa Hawkeye instead.

According to Sayers, he was very interested in playing at Iowa but decided against it when the head coach didn’t have time to meet with him during a campus visit.