Walter Payton

United States

Football

B: July 25, 1954
D: November 1, 1999

Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Payton was the fourth overall pick in the 1975 N.F.L. draft by the Chicago Bears, with whom he spent his entire thirteen year career. During his extraordinary career, Payton was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection (1976-'80, '83-'86), winning the M.V.P. in the 1978 game. He was selected first team All-Pro six times (1978-'80, '84-'85) and was the league M.V.P. in 1977 when he rushed for a league leading 1,852 yards and also led the league with 14 touchdowns. Payton exceeded 1,000 rushing yards 10 times for a career total of 16,726 which was the N.F.L. record at the time of his retirement. He rushed for 110 career touchdowns and added 15 receiving and eight passing touchdowns. Payton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. He died after a long battle with liver disease and bile duct cancer at the age of 45.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1978 Preliminary 4
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1979 Preliminary 4
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
TOTALS
N/A
N/A
N/A

PERSONAL BESTS
100 Yard Dash
10.0e
1978 Preliminary 4



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