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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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Saturday Night Live Himself - Co-Host / Michael Jackson / Various
Soul Train Guest
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TV commercial for Diet Coke (1985)

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Walter J. Payton


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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(1975-1987) Running back for Chicago Bears football team: 7-time All-Pro selection; led Bears to their only Super Bowl championship, 1986. Also holds all-time rushing record for one game, 275 yards. Graduate of Jackson State University, Mississippi. Running back for the National Football League's Chicago Bears, 1975-1987. Retired as the NFL's [all-time] 2nd leader in rushing yards with 16,726 (... See more »



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