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Walter Payton (1953–1999)

Walter Payton, nicknamed "Sweetness, " is 2nd on the NFL's All time rushing list. His playing career lasted from 1975 to 1987. In those years, he amassed 16,026 rushing yards. He made a few appearances on television (as a guest star), but he was known as a profoundly personal man. See full bio »

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Known For

Saturday Night Live Michael Jackson / Self - Co-Host / Various
Coach Walter Payton
The NFL on CBS Self - Chicago Bears Running Back
NFL Monday Night Football Self - Chicago Bears Running Back


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 1995 Coach (TV Series)
Walter Payton
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Diet Coke (1985)

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter J. Payton


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Connie Payton  (his death)  (2 children)

Did You Know?


When brother Eddie Payton (who also played in the NFL) was asked how it felt to be the brother of a star, he replied, "I don't know. You better go ask Walter!". See more »



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