When Bears running back Gale Sayers walked out onto Wrigley field on Dec. 12, 1965, rain had turned the turf into a muddy, sloppy mess. Everybody figured the playing conditions would slow Sayers down.
They were wrong.
The Bears rookie went off for six touchdowns en route to a then-NFL record of 22 TDs in a season.
"I just went out there, stomped my heels and did my thing," Sayers said.
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Sayers' teammates -- including legendary Bears linebacker Dick Butkus -- were in awe of then young running back's performance and how he was able to put up such a ridiculous touchdown total.
Check out their comments in the video above and catch more from the "Bears Classics: Gale Force" debut event on CSN Wednesday night.