Full Name: Walter Jerry Payton
Profession: NFL Running Back
Biography: Walter Payton is regarded as one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history.
In his 13 year professional career Payton held many records including career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, yards from scrimmage, all-purpose yards and he retired with the most receptions by a non-receiver.
Playing his entire career with the Chicago Bears Payton was selected for the Pro Bowl on 9 occasions; was a First-team All-Pro in 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984 and 1985; Super Bowl champion in 1985; and NFL MVP in 1977.
He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and to the College Football Hall of Fame out of Jackson State University in 1996.
- 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 Chicago running back Walter Payton scores his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay
- Walter Payton - Pro Football Hall of Fame