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Walter Payton : Walter & Connie Payton Foundation

Walter Payton



 "Sweetness"

Walter J. Payton

1) Only Missed 1 Game His Entire 13 Year Football Career.  
This Was His Coach’s Decision, Not His.
 
2) In 1985 He Led The Chicago Bears To Their Only Super Bowl Win,
46-10 Against The New England Patriots.

3) Elected To Hall Of Fame In 1993.

4) He Loved To Fish, But Hated Eating It.

5) Favorite Candy Is Banana Laffy Taffy.

6) As A Child, His Favorite Team Was The New York Mets.

7) He Always Practiced In The Same Clothes And Took The Same Route
To Practice. If A Teammate Needed A Ride He Would Send A Car
For Him As He Had To Follow Game Routine.
 
8) Walter And His Teammates Loved To Out Do Each Other In
Who Could Find The Best Way To Training Camp.
Walter Arrived Once By A 20 Person RV And Helicopter.

9) He Once Owned 6 Cars At One Time.

10) He Retired As The All-Time Leader In Rushing With 16,726 Yards
And Held The Single Game Rushing Record At 275 Yards.
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About Walter Payton:
The name Walter Payton is one that needs no introduction.
Walter's Chicago Bear records from 1975 through 1987 are long and impressive. While
 primarily a running back, Walter could also surprise defenses by throwing the ball as well.

 

He was the NFL Player of the year and Most Valuable Player in both 1977 and 1985.
His list of accomplishments includes catching 492 pass receptions for 4,538 yards
and 15 touchdowns, and passing 34 times for 331 yards and 8 touchdowns.

 

Walter's historical career as a running back helped to establish him as the All-Time
leader in running and combined net yards. Walter contributed 16,726 rushing
yards with 100 touchdowns during his tenure with the bears. He was a first round draft
choice from Jackson State, played in nine Pro Bowls, held the single game rushing
record of 275 yards against central division rival -- the Minnesota Vikings,
and ran for over 100 yards in 77 games.

 

While always being the number one target of defensive opponents, Walter missed
only one game in his career -- a game in his rookie season due to a bruised thigh,
and he went on to play 186 consecutive games.

 

Born July 25, 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi, Walter continued to play on new
fields after football. In 1998, Walter continued his many philanthropic works through
his Walter Payton Foundation. Through his personal involvement and devotion to
children's causes he eased the suffering of many of our nation's neediest children.
The drive and determination Walter exhibited in his on-field performances with the
Chicago Bears continued to serve him well in his business career, including his
Payton Power Equipment Company, the premier provider of heavy equipment to
industrial and construction businesses in the Chicagoland area and nationally.
 
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