1969: Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo ( Chicago Tribune archive photo / September 5, 2012 ). http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-bears-photos-from-the-1910s-to-the-1980s-20120904,0,526236.photogallery#
Brian Piccolo--A Hero of My Childhood, I Saw This WF Football Star Play Every Home Game In His College Career...And Watched His Short Years On the Field With the Bears...Lost At Age 26 To Cancer, Piccolo Is Forever Immortalized In The Great Movie, "Brian's Song." You Are Not Forgotten, "Pic"!!
Brian Piccolo (Louis Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 – June 16, 1970) was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears for four years. He died from embryonal cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of germ cell testicular cancer.