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Vincent A. Shivers

football Hall of Famer, author, and business executive. Gale Eugene Sayers was born in Wichita, Kansas. In 1951, after the death of Gale's grandfather, the family moved to Nebraska. In Nebraska, Sayers began his career as an athlete, joining the Midget Football League and becoming a standout. At Omaha's Central High School he was an exceptional track-and-field athlete, receiving three gold medals. As a senior he set a statewide record in the long jump. Sayers was named to the All-Midwestern and All-American high school football teams. He signed several letters of intent for football scholarships. Institutions such as Iowa State and Notre Dame were interested in Sayers, but he decided on the University of Kansas at Lawrence.

Sayers earned the nickname the Kansas Comet because of his remarkable skills as a running back While a freshman Sayers struggled with his classes fortunately that same year he ...


Amber Karlins

was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Robert and Nancy Teague. Robert was a mechanic and Nancy was a maid. Unfortunately, Nancy died during childbirth, so Bob’s older sister moved home to help raise him.

Growing up Teague s family was poor but the fact that he was a gifted athlete helped open doors for him that might otherwise have been closed He graduated from Lincoln High School in Milwaukee and earned a football scholarship to the University of Wisconsin at Madison but his open criticism of the coach meant he spent the next three years riding the bench Thankfully during Teague s fourth year at Madison the head coach was replaced and Teague was finally given the opportunity to show everyone what he could do on the football field As a result he was offered a position on four professional football teams Despite the fact that joining one of those ...