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SOPHOMORE TO WATCH
Mervin Hyman
September 24, 1962
Halfback Gale Sayers of Kansas University
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September 24, 1962

Sophomore To Watch

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Halfback Gale Sayers of Kansas University

If Kansas has any kind of a season, Gale Sayers may become an All-America in his first year. Coach Jack Mitchell has already said that the 6-foot 190-pounder will carry the ball at least 60% of the time. There is no doubt that he can. In his senior year at Omaha Central High, Sayers scored 25 touchdowns, three quarters of them on runs of more than 50 yards. Last fall the Kansas freshmen made six touchdowns in their only two games—all by Sayers. The 19-year-old Sayers probably is the Jayhawkers' best defensive back right now. He passes almost as well as he receives, but above all else he is a runner. A 9.7 sprinter in high school (he also broad-jumped 24 feet 10� inches), Sayers possesses a deceptive change of pace, a fine football sense and, according to all who have coached him, unusual determination.

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