1970: The funeral of Brian Piccolo  ( Chicago Tribune archive photo / September 5, 2012 ). Piccolo's wife on the left; Gale Sayers at far right.

1970: The funeral of Brian Piccolo ( Chicago Tribune archive photo / September 5, 2012 ). Piccolo's wife on the left; Gale Sayers at far right.

1969: Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo  ( Chicago Tribune archive photo / September 5, 2012 ). www.redeyechicago...

1969: Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo ( Chicago Tribune archive photo / September 5, 2012 ). www.redeyechicago...

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.

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.

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Chicago Bears coach George Halas talks with running back Gale Sayers during workouts at Wrigley Field on Oct. 26, 1967.

Chicago Bears coach George Halas talks with running back Gale Sayers during workouts at Wrigley Field on Oct. 26, 1967.

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