Walter Payton

Running Back

“Sweetness”

Walter Payton

13 seasons
16,726 rushing yards
125 total TDs
492 career receptions
77 100-yard games

13

seasons

16,726

rushing yards

125

total TDs

492

career receptions

77

100-yard games
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"It’s not about money. It’s not about statistics. It’s about the romance kindled by playing the game the way it was supposed to be played."

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(Jackson State)...5'10'', 200...Walter Jerry Payton . . .First-round pick, 1975 draft. . . Quickly established himself as super star. . .Retired as all-time leader in rushing, combined net yards. . . Career stats: 16,726 yards, 110 TDs rushing; 492 receptions for 4,538 yards; 21,803 combined net yards, 125 touchdowns. . .All-Pro seven times. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls. . . Held single-game rushing record of 275 yards. . . Had 77 games over 100 yards rushing. . .Born July 25, 1954, in Columbia, Mississippi. . . Died November 1, 1999, at age of 45.