Brian Piccolo Photos
Brian Piccolo signs with George Halas of the Chicago
Bears on December 29th, 1964. Piccolo's new wife Joy sits to his right. Ever
the publicist, Halas gave reporters reason to think he may be announcing his
retirement when he called a conference to announce the signing of an undrafted
Piccolo at Wrigley Field before a game in the 1960's.
This photo was taken by Ed Novak.
Piccolo strikes an action pose in a classic Chicago Bears
player photo from the era.
Piccolo lines up in the backfield with Gale Sayers in
1969, perhaps very shortly before he learned he was ill. Piccolo rarely saw the
field as a backup halfback to Sayers and others his first three seasons.
Finally in 1969, Halas made Piccolo second-string fullback, and when starter
Ron Bull was injured, Piccolo realized his dream of teaming with Sayers.
Unfortunately his illness cut short that dream. This photo was taken
by Ed Novak.