As BarnesAndNoble.com explains, Sayers says in his book that the title is based on his life’s motto, that his God and his friends take priority over himself: “I Am Third is the memoir of Gale Sayers, one of the best running backs in the history of the NCAA and pro football.
Гейл Сэйерс Эл Сильверман I Am Third / Авторы About the Author Al Silverman is a noted sports writer and the author of ten books and numerous essays published in Playboy, Saga, and Sport magazines. Among his publications is I Am Third, co-written with Gale Sayers , which was adapted for the 1971 television film, Brian’s Song.
Louis Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 – June 16, 1970) was an American professional football player , a running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for four years.
Three years after Brian’s death, Joy married Rich O’Connell, the owner of ready-mix concrete companies. Today, they go back and forth from their homes outside Chicago and Marco Island. Joy remains active as an officer with the Piccolo Foundation, which has raised millions of dollars for cancer research.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers died Wednesday at the age of 77. For all that he did on the football field, he is also known for his friendship with teammate Brian Piccolo. Their friendship was depicted in the 1971 movie “Brian’s Song”.
Brian’s Song Paperback – May 1, 1989.
The family had no other connection with Chicago, with Piccolo having been born in Massachusetts and growing up in Florida, and his wife, Joy , coming from Georgia. Piccolo’s wife continued to live in Beverly for a short time after her husband died, Dolby said.
|Original Name||Gale Eugene Sayers|
|Birth||30 May 1943 Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA|
|Death||23 Sep 2020 (aged 77) Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA|
|Burial||Burial Details Unknown|
|Memorial ID||215959424 · View Source|