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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
(1987)
Coach Walter Payton
(1995)
The NFL on CBS Self - Chicago Bears Running Back
(1975-1988)
NFL Monday Night Football Self - Chicago Bears Running Back
(1975-1987)

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 1995 Coach (TV Series)
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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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Connie Payton  (his death)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

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 »

Nickname:

Sweetness

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