Walter Jerry Payton was born 7/25/1954 in Columbia, MS. He died 11/1/1999 at age 45 in South Barrington, IL from liver cancer.
Jackson State University
Chicago Bears 1975-1987
Known as “Sweetness,” Payton was one of the most prolific running backs in football history. Payton, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, once held the League’s record for most career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, and many other categories. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.