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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 1977 Touchdown Log

16 Touchdowns

14 Rushing, 2 Receiving, 4 Go-Ahead, Long of 75 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Bears16
Packers4
Lions4
Saints3
Chiefs3
Buccaneers1
Vikings1
Home11
Road5
Sunday14
Thursday2
1st2
2nd4
3rd2
4th8
3 or fewer yards9
4-9 yards3
10-19 yards1
20-29 yards1
30 or more yards2
Bob Avellini2

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1977-09-18 CHI DET W 30-20 2 Rushing 3 Lead 14-7 Lead 20-7
2 1 1977-09-18 CHI DET W 30-20 2 Rushing 2 Lead 20-7 Lead 27-7
3 3 1977-10-02 CHI NOR L 24-42 1 Receiving 33 Bob Avellini Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
4 3 1977-10-02 CHI NOR L 24-42 4 Rushing 21 Trail 10-35 Trail 17-35
5 3 1977-10-02 CHI NOR L 24-42 4 Rushing 1 Trail 17-42 Trail 24-42
6 7 1977-10-30 CHI @ GNB W 26-0 1 Rushing 6 Lead 6-0 Lead 13-0
7 7 1977-10-30 CHI @ GNB W 26-0 4 Rushing 1 Lead 16-0 Lead 23-0
8 9 1977-11-13 CHI KAN W 28-27 3 Rushing 1 Trail 0-17 Trail 7-17
9 9 1977-11-13 CHI KAN W 28-27 4 Rushing 1 Trail 7-17 Trail 14-17
10 9 1977-11-13 CHI KAN W 28-27 4 Rushing 15 Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
11 10 1977-11-20 CHI MIN W 10-7 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
12 11 1977-11-24 CHI @ DET W 31-14 3 Receiving 75 Bob Avellini Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
13 11 1977-11-24 CHI @ DET W 31-14 4 Rushing 8 Lead 24-14 Lead 31-14
14 12 1977-12-04 CHI @ TAM W 10-0 4 Rushing 3 Lead 3-0 Lead 10-0
15 13 1977-12-11 CHI GNB W 21-10 2 Rushing 1 Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
16 13 1977-12-11 CHI GNB W 21-10 4 Rushing 7 Lead 14-10 Lead 21-10