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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 and Brother of Eddie 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 1981 Game Log

1981 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 Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Pts
1 1 1981-09-06 28-043 CHI GNB L 9-16 19 81 4.26 1 4 29 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
2 2 1981-09-13 28-050 CHI @ SFO L 17-28 27 97 3.59 1 3 11 3.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
3 3 1981-09-20 28-057 CHI TAM W 28-17 21 64 3.05 0 1 4 4.00 0 0 1 0.00 0 0 0 39.6 0.00 0.00 0
4 4 1981-09-28 28-065 CHI RAM L 7-24 17 45 2.65 0 7 111 15.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 5 1981-10-04 28-071 CHI @ MIN L 21-24 20 49 2.45 0 2 33 16.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 6 1981-10-11 28-078 CHI WAS L 7-24 5 5 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 7 1981-10-19 28-086 CHI @ DET L 17-48 19 89 4.68 1 3 39 13.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
8 8 1981-10-25 28-092 CHI SDG W 20-17 36 107 2.97 1 3 22 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
9 9 1981-11-01 28-099 CHI @ TAM L 10-20 22 92 4.18 1 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
10 10 1981-11-08 28-106 CHI @ KAN W 16-13 21 70 3.33 0 1 9 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 11 1981-11-15 28-113 CHI @ GNB L 17-21 22 105 4.77 1 2 8 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
12 12 1981-11-22 28-120 CHI DET L 7-23 13 37 2.85 0 2 7 3.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 13 1981-11-26 28-124 CHI @ DAL L 9-10 38 179 4.71 0 2 4 2.00 0 0 1 0.00 0 0 0 39.6 0.00 0.00 0
14 14 1981-12-06 28-134 CHI MIN W 10-9 33 112 3.39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 15 1981-12-13 28-141 CHI @ OAK W 23-6 7 28 4.00 0 3 32 10.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 16 1981-12-20 28-148 CHI DEN W 35-24 19 62 3.26 0 3 42 14.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
16 Games 6-10-0 339 1222 3.60 6 41 379 9.24 2 0 2 0.00 0 0 0 39.6 0.00 0.00 48