Profession: NFL Running Back
Why Famous: One of the most prolific running backs in the history of the NFL, Payton played for the Chicago Bears for 13 seasons.
Payton was known around the NFL as "Sweetness".
- 1976-07-07 NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California
- 1977-11-20 Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL record 275 yards
- 1984-10-07 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
- 1987-09-20 Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown