Walter Payton

Walter Payton
1954 - 1999

Walter Payton  American Football (American)


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Walter Payton passed away on 1st Nov 1999 aged 45.


Walter Payton was previously married to Connie Payton (1976).


American Football (American) Player Walter Payton was born Walter Jerry Payton on 25th July, 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi, USA and passed away on 1st Nov 1999 South Barrington, Illinois, USA aged 45. He is most remembered for Chicago Bears. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Walter Payton is a member of the following lists: Walter Payton, Super Bowl champions and African-American players of American football.


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First Name Walter
Middle Name Jerry
Last Name Payton
Full Name at Birth Walter Jerry Payton
Alternative Name Sweetness
Age 45 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th July, 1954
Birthplace Columbia, Mississippi, USA
Died 1st November, 1999
Place of Death South Barrington, Illinois, USA
Cause of Death (primary Sclerosing Cholangitis)
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight 200lbs (91 kg)
Build Large
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University Jackson State University, Jackson State
Occupation Text Professional Athlete
Occupation Football (American)
American Football Position Running Back
Draft Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft.
Hall of Fame Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1993
Claim to Fame Chicago Bears

Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1953– November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons (only missing one game in all of the thirteen seasons). Walter Payton was known around the NFL as "Sweetness". He is remembered as one of the most prolific running backs in the history of the NFL. Payton, a nine-time Pro Bowl selectee, once held the league's record for most career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, yards from scrimmage, all-purpose yards, and many other categories. His eight career touchdown passes are just second to Frank Gifford an NFL record for non-quarterbacks. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Hall of Fame NFL player and coach Mike Ditka described Payton as the greatest football player he had ever seen—but even greater as a human being.

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wjerryzFeb 4

One of the greatest runners ever to play the game. Go 85. WC

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