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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: Hillsboro, Lake Forest
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 Career Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1920 to 2013.

Career Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

125 Touchdowns

110 Rushing, 15 Receiving, 50 Go-Ahead, 4 Tying, Long of 75 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
197916
197716
197613
198411
197811
198511
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Bears125
Packers19
Vikings18
Buccaneers16
Lions11
49ers8
Saints7
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Home76
Road49
Sunday115
Monday7
Thursday2
Saturday1
1st26
2nd33
3rd28
4th38
3 or fewer yards57
4-9 yards28
10-19 yards16
20-29 yards8
30 or more yards16
Jim McMahon5
Vince Evans4
Bob Avellini3
Mike Tomczak1
Doug Flutie1
Matt Suhey1

Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1975 7 1975-11-02 CHI MIA L 13-46 3 Rushing 4 Trail 6-30 Trail 13-30
2 1975 8 1975-11-09 CHI GNB W 27-14 2 Rushing 5 Lead 10-7 Lead 17-7
3 1975 11 1975-11-30 CHI @ GNB L 7-28 3 Rushing 1 Trail 0-28 Trail 7-28
4 1975 12 1975-12-07 CHI DET W 25-21 1 Rushing 4 Trail 3-7 Lead 10-7*
5 1975 12 1975-12-07 CHI DET W 25-21 3 Rushing 5 Lead 13-7 Lead 19-7
6 1975 13 1975-12-14 CHI STL L 20-34 4 Rushing 10 Trail 7-34 Trail 13-34
7 1975 14 1975-12-21 CHI @ NOR W 42-17 4 Rushing 54 Lead 35-10 Lead 42-10
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
8 1976 2 1976-09-19 CHI @ SFO W 19-12 1 Rushing 20 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
9 1976 2 1976-09-19 CHI @ SFO W 19-12 2 Rushing 7 Lead 7-5 Lead 14-5
10 1976 4 1976-10-03 CHI WAS W 33-7 3 Rushing 10 Lead 20-0 Lead 27-0
11 1976 5 1976-10-10 CHI @ MIN L 19-20 3 Rushing 13 Trail 0-17 Trail 7-17
12 1976 5 1976-10-10 CHI @ MIN L 19-20 3 Rushing 11 Trail 7-17 Trail 13-17
13 1976 6 1976-10-17 CHI @ RAM L 12-20 3 Rushing 17 Trail 5-10 Lead 12-10*
14 1976 7 1976-10-24 CHI @ DAL L 21-31 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-10 Trail 7-10
15 1976 8 1976-10-31 CHI MIN W 14-13 1 Rushing 39 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
16 1976 9 1976-11-07 CHI OAK L 27-28 1 Rushing 5 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
17 1976 9 1976-11-07 CHI OAK L 27-28 3 Rushing 12 Trail 14-21 Trail 20-21
18 1976 9 1976-11-07 CHI OAK L 27-28 3 Rushing 2 Trail 20-21 Lead 27-21*
19 1976 10 1976-11-14 CHI GNB W 24-13 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
20 1976 14 1976-12-12 CHI DEN L 14-28 2 Rushing 21 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
21 1977 1 1977-09-18 CHI DET W 30-20 2 Rushing 3 Lead 14-7 Lead 20-7
22 1977 1 1977-09-18 CHI DET W 30-20 2 Rushing 2 Lead 20-7 Lead 27-7
23 1977 3 1977-10-02 CHI NOR L 24-42 1 Receiving 33 Bob Avellini Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
24 1977 3 1977-10-02 CHI NOR L 24-42 4 Rushing 21 Trail 10-35 Trail 17-35
25 1977 3 1977-10-02 CHI NOR L 24-42 4 Rushing 1 Trail 17-42 Trail 24-42
26 1977 7 1977-10-30 CHI @ GNB W 26-0 1 Rushing 6 Lead 6-0 Lead 13-0
27 1977 7 1977-10-30 CHI @ GNB W 26-0 4 Rushing 1 Lead 16-0 Lead 23-0
28 1977 9 1977-11-13 CHI KAN W 28-27 3 Rushing 1 Trail 0-17 Trail 7-17
29 1977 9 1977-11-13 CHI KAN W 28-27 4 Rushing 1 Trail 7-17 Trail 14-17
30 1977 9 1977-11-13 CHI KAN W 28-27 4 Rushing 15 Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
31 1977 10 1977-11-20 CHI MIN W 10-7 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
32 1977 11 1977-11-24 CHI @ DET W 31-14 3 Receiving 75 Bob Avellini Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
33 1977 11 1977-11-24 CHI @ DET W 31-14 4 Rushing 8 Lead 24-14 Lead 31-14
34 1977 12 1977-12-04 CHI @ TAM W 10-0 4 Rushing 3 Lead 3-0 Lead 10-0
35 1977 13 1977-12-11 CHI GNB W 21-10 2 Rushing 1 Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
36 1977 13 1977-12-11 CHI GNB W 21-10 4 Rushing 7 Lead 14-10 Lead 21-10
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
37 1978 1 1978-09-03 CHI STL W 17-10 4 Rushing 5 Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
38 1978 3 1978-09-17 CHI @ DET W 19-0 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
39 1978 4 1978-09-25 CHI MIN L 20-24 1 Rushing 3 Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
40 1978 4 1978-09-25 CHI MIN L 20-24 4 Rushing 1 Trail 13-24 Trail 20-24
41 1978 10 1978-11-05 CHI SEA L 29-31 4 Rushing 7 Trail 16-28 Trail 22-28
42 1978 11 1978-11-12 CHI @ MIN L 14-17 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
43 1978 11 1978-11-12 CHI @ MIN L 14-17 3 Rushing 19 Trail 7-17 Trail 14-17
44 1978 12 1978-11-19 CHI ATL W 13-7 3 Rushing 2 Trail 3-7 Lead 10-7*
45 1978 13 1978-11-26 CHI TAM W 14-3 3 Rushing 3 Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
46 1978 15 1978-12-10 CHI GNB W 14-0 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
47 1978 16 1978-12-16 CHI @ WAS W 14-10 1 Rushing 44 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
48 1979 2 1979-09-09 CHI MIN W 26-7 3 Rushing 43 Lead 12-7 Lead 19-7
49 1979 2 1979-09-09 CHI MIN W 26-7 4 Rushing 26 Lead 19-7 Lead 26-7
50 1979 5 1979-09-30 CHI TAM L 13-17 4 Receiving 65 Vince Evans Trail 6-10 Lead 13-10*
51 1979 6 1979-10-07 CHI @ BUF W 7-0 4 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
52 1979 8 1979-10-21 CHI @ MIN L 27-30 2 Receiving 2 Bob Avellini Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
53 1979 8 1979-10-21 CHI @ MIN L 27-30 4 Rushing 2 Lead 20-17 Lead 27-17
54 1979 9 1979-10-28 CHI @ SFO W 28-27 1 Rushing 6 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
55 1979 9 1979-10-28 CHI @ SFO W 28-27 2 Rushing 7 Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*
56 1979 9 1979-10-28 CHI @ SFO W 28-27 3 Rushing 7 Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
57 1979 10 1979-11-04 CHI DET W 35-7 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
58 1979 10 1979-11-04 CHI DET W 35-7 4 Rushing 5 Lead 28-7 Lead 35-7
59 1979 11 1979-11-11 CHI RAM W 27-23 4 Rushing 2 Trail 20-23 Lead 27-23*
60 1979 14 1979-12-02 CHI @ TAM W 14-0 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
61 1979 16 1979-12-16 CHI STL W 42-6 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
62 1979 16 1979-12-16 CHI STL W 42-6 2 Rushing 5 Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
63 1979 16 1979-12-16 CHI STL W 42-6 4 Rushing 4 Lead 28-6 Lead 35-6
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
64 1980 2 1980-09-14 CHI NOR W 22-3 4 Rushing 69 Lead 15-3 Lead 22-3
65 1980 10 1980-11-09 CHI WAS W 35-21 1 Rushing 50 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
66 1980 10 1980-11-09 CHI WAS W 35-21 2 Receiving 54 Vince Evans Lead 21-0 Lead 28-0
67 1980 12 1980-11-23 CHI @ ATL L 17-28 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
68 1980 14 1980-12-07 CHI GNB W 61-7 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
69 1980 14 1980-12-07 CHI GNB W 61-7 2 Rushing 3 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
70 1980 14 1980-12-07 CHI GNB W 61-7 4 Rushing 14 Lead 41-7 Lead 48-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
71 1981 1 1981-09-06 CHI GNB L 9-16 3 Rushing 11 Trail 0-13 Trail 6-13
72 1981 2 1981-09-13 CHI @ SFO L 17-28 2 Rushing 2 Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
73 1981 7 1981-10-19 CHI @ DET L 17-48 2 Rushing 1 Trail 7-17 Trail 14-17
74 1981 8 1981-10-25 CHI SDG W 20-17 4 Rushing 2 Tied 10-10 Lead 17-10*
75 1981 9 1981-11-01 CHI @ TAM L 10-20 4 Rushing 1 Trail 3-17 Trail 10-17
76 1981 11 1981-11-15 CHI @ GNB L 17-21 4 Rushing 2 Trail 10-21 Trail 17-21
77 1981 16 1981-12-20 CHI DEN W 35-24 2 Receiving 19 Vince Evans Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
78 1981 16 1981-12-20 CHI DEN W 35-24 4 Receiving 7 Vince Evans Lead 28-17 Lead 35-17
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
79 1982 8 1982-12-26 CHI @ RAM W 34-26 1 Rushing 2 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
80 1983 2 1983-09-11 CHI TAM W 17-10 2 Receiving 73 Jim McMahon Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
81 1983 3 1983-09-18 CHI @ NOR L 31-34 3 Rushing 49 Trail 10-24 Trail 17-24
82 1983 6 1983-10-09 CHI MIN L 14-23 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
83 1983 6 1983-10-09 CHI MIN L 14-23 4 Rushing 6 Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
84 1983 9 1983-10-30 CHI DET L 17-38 4 Rushing 1 Trail 3-31 Trail 10-31
85 1983 12 1983-11-20 CHI @ TAM W 27-0 2 Rushing 8 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
86 1983 12 1983-11-20 CHI @ TAM W 27-0 3 Rushing 3 Lead 14-0 Lead 20-0
87 1983 15 1983-12-11 CHI @ MIN W 19-13 1 Receiving 74 Matt Suhey Trail 0-6 Lead 7-6*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
88 1984 2 1984-09-09 CHI DEN W 27-0 2 Rushing 72 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
89 1984 5 1984-09-30 CHI DAL L 14-23 2 Rushing 20 Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*
90 1984 6 1984-10-07 CHI NOR W 20-7 2 Rushing 1 Trail 6-7 Lead 13-7*
91 1984 7 1984-10-14 CHI @ STL L 21-38 2 Rushing 1 Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*
92 1984 8 1984-10-21 CHI @ TAM W 44-9 1 Rushing 8 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
93 1984 8 1984-10-21 CHI @ TAM W 44-9 1 Rushing 3 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
94 1984 10 1984-11-04 CHI RAI W 17-6 1 Rushing 18 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
95 1984 10 1984-11-04 CHI RAI W 17-6 2 Rushing 8 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
96 1984 13 1984-11-25 CHI @ MIN W 34-3 3 Rushing 2 Lead 27-3 Lead 34-3
97 1984 14 1984-12-03 CHI @ SDG L 7-20 3 Rushing 10 Trail 0-6 Lead 7-6*
98 1984 15 1984-12-09 CHI GNB L 14-20 4 Rushing 7 Trail 7-13 Lead 14-13*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
99 1985 4 1985-09-29 CHI WAS W 45-10 3 Receiving 33 Jim McMahon Lead 31-10 Lead 38-10
100 1985 5 1985-10-06 CHI @ TAM W 27-19 4 Rushing 4 Lead 13-12 Lead 20-12
101 1985 5 1985-10-06 CHI @ TAM W 27-19 4 Rushing 9 Lead 20-19 Lead 27-19
102 1985 6 1985-10-13 CHI @ SFO W 26-10 1 Rushing 3 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
103 1985 6 1985-10-13 CHI @ SFO W 26-10 4 Rushing 17 Lead 19-10 Lead 26-10
104 1985 7 1985-10-21 CHI GNB W 23-7 2 Rushing 2 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
105 1985 7 1985-10-21 CHI GNB W 23-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
106 1985 8 1985-10-27 CHI MIN W 27-9 4 Receiving 20 Jim McMahon Lead 20-7 Lead 27-7
107 1985 9 1985-11-03 CHI @ GNB W 16-10 4 Rushing 27 Trail 9-10 Lead 16-10*
108 1985 12 1985-11-24 CHI ATL W 36-0 2 Rushing 40 Lead 6-0 Lead 13-0
109 1985 14 1985-12-08 CHI IND W 17-10 3 Rushing 16 Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
110 1986 1 1986-09-07 CHI CLE W 41-31 1 Rushing 2 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
111 1986 1 1986-09-07 CHI CLE W 41-31 3 Receiving 11 Jim McMahon Lead 24-21 Lead 31-21
112 1986 2 1986-09-14 CHI PHI W 13-10 3 Rushing 1 Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
113 1986 3 1986-09-22 CHI @ GNB W 25-12 2 Rushing 2 Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
114 1986 4 1986-09-28 CHI @ CIN W 44-7 1 Receiving 2 Jim McMahon Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
115 1986 5 1986-10-05 CHI MIN W 23-0 2 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
116 1986 6 1986-10-12 CHI @ HOU W 20-7 3 Rushing 1 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
117 1986 13 1986-11-30 CHI PIT W 13-10 4 Rushing 3 Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
118 1986 14 1986-12-07 CHI TAM W 48-14 2 Receiving 27 Doug Flutie Lead 21-0 Lead 28-0
119 1986 14 1986-12-07 CHI TAM W 48-14 3 Rushing 4 Lead 35-0 Lead 42-0
120 1986 16 1986-12-21 CHI @ DAL W 24-10 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
121 1987 2 1987-09-20 CHI TAM W 20-3 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
122 1987 2 1987-09-20 CHI TAM W 20-3 4 Receiving 9 Mike Tomczak Lead 14-3 Lead 20-3
123 1987 8 1987-11-08 CHI @ GNB W 26-24 4 Rushing 1 Trail 13-21 Trail 20-21
124 1987 14 1987-12-20 CHI SEA L 21-34 3 Rushing 3 Trail 7-14 Tied 14-14
125 1987 14 1987-12-20 CHI SEA L 21-34 4 Rushing 5 Trail 14-27 Trail 21-27

Playoffs

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1979 17 1979-12-23 CHI @ PHI L 17-27 1 Rushing 2 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
2 1979 17 1979-12-23 CHI @ PHI L 17-27 2 Rushing 1 Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*