Walter Jerry Payton (Sweetness)
Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: July 25, 1953 in Columbia, MS
Died: November 1, 1999 in South Barrington, IL
High School: Columbia, Jefferson
College: Jackson St. (school history)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft.
The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar.
Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II -
Part III) for full details.
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