Does Gale Sayers Have a Wife and Children?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 4:38:55 PM ET
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As of 2014, former professional American football player Gale Sayers is married to Ardythe Bullard and has three children from his first marriage. He was first married to Linda McNeil, the mother of his children, in 1963. The couple divorced in 1973, and he married Ardythe Bullard later that year.


Born May 30, 1943, in Wichita Kan., Sayers was known as the Kansas Comet. After a successful career at the University of Kansas, he was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bears in 1965. He played seven seasons for the Bears before retiring. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. He was also the subject of the 1971 made-for-TV film "Brian's Song."