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Walter Payton

Walter Jerry Payton (Sweetness)

Position: RB
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.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 128 (22nd overall since 1950)

Relatives: Father of Jarrett Payton
9-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1993

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Walter Payton 1979 Game Log

1979 Game Log: Regular Season · Playoffs · vs.

Regular Season

Age is Years-Days
Rushing Receiving Passing
Rk G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Att Yds Y/A TD Rec Tgt Yds Y/R TD Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A TD Pts
1 1 1979-09-02 26-039 CHI GNB W 6-3 36 125 3.47 0 4 49 12.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 2 1979-09-09 26-046 CHI MIN W 26-7 23 182 7.91 2 3 14 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12
3 3 1979-09-16 26-053 CHI @ DAL L 20-24 22 134 6.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 4 1979-09-23 26-060 CHI @ MIA L 16-31 15 43 2.87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 5 1979-09-30 26-067 CHI TAM L 13-17 15 46 3.07 0 5 88 17.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
6 6 1979-10-07 26-074 CHI @ BUF W 7-0 39 155 3.97 1 2 9 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
7 7 1979-10-14 26-081 CHI NWE L 7-27 15 42 2.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 8 1979-10-21 26-088 CHI @ MIN L 27-30 23 111 4.83 1 2 26 13.00 1 1 1 100.00% 54 1 0 158.3 54.00 74.00 2 12
9 9 1979-10-28 26-095 CHI @ SFO W 28-27 23 162 7.04 3 1 9 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 18
10 10 1979-11-04 26-102 CHI DET W 35-7 22 113 5.14 2 6 53 8.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12
11 11 1979-11-11 26-109 CHI RAM W 27-23 18 41 2.28 1 1 9 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
12 12 1979-11-18 26-116 CHI NYJ W 23-13 20 53 2.65 0 1 3 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 13 1979-11-22 26-120 CHI @ DET L 0-20 18 54 3.00 0 2 9 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 14 1979-12-02 26-130 CHI @ TAM W 14-0 22 77 3.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
15 15 1979-12-09 26-137 CHI @ GNB W 15-14 25 115 4.60 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 16 1979-12-16 26-144 CHI STL W 42-6 33 157 4.76 3 3 43 14.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 18
16 Games 10-6-0 369 1610 4.36 14 31 313 10.10 2 1 1 100.00% 54 1 0 158.3 54.00 74.00 16 96

Playoffs

Age is Years-Days
Rushing Receiving
Rk G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Att Yds Y/A TD Rec Tgt Yds Y/R TD TD Pts
1 17 1979-12-23 26-151 CHI @ PHI L 17-27 16 67 4.19 2 3 52 17.33 0 2 12