Former Chicago Bears running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers died on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. He was 77.

Sayers was a running back for the Bears from 1965-71, spending his entire NFL career with the franchise. In those seven seasons, Sayers accounted for 4,952 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns on the ground while maintaining a career average of 5.0 yards per carry. He was also an electrifying return man, totaling 3,172 yards on special teams and 8 touchdowns.

A native of Omaha, Neb., Sayers spent his college career at Kansas, where he had a stellar career. He was a two-time consensus All-American in 1963 and 1964 and had his No. 48 retired by the Jayhawks. He was also a three-time All-Big 8 selection.

Sayers was named the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1965 after being a first-round selection. He was a two-time rushing yards leader (1966, 1969), was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and a five-time First-Team All-Pro running back.

Sayers was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.