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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 1978 Touchdown Log

11 Touchdowns

11 Rushing, 7 Go-Ahead, Long of 44 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Bears11
Vikings4
Buccaneers1
Packers1
Seahawks1
Lions1
Cardinals1
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Home7
Road4
Sunday8
Monday2
Saturday1
1st3
2nd2
3rd3
4th3
3 or fewer yards7
4-9 yards2
10-19 yards1
30 or more yards1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1978-09-03 CHI STL W 17-10 4 Rushing 5 Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
2 3 1978-09-17 CHI @ DET W 19-0 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
3 4 1978-09-25 CHI MIN L 20-24 1 Rushing 3 Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
4 4 1978-09-25 CHI MIN L 20-24 4 Rushing 1 Trail 13-24 Trail 20-24
5 10 1978-11-05 CHI SEA L 29-31 4 Rushing 7 Trail 16-28 Trail 22-28
6 11 1978-11-12 CHI @ MIN L 14-17 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
7 11 1978-11-12 CHI @ MIN L 14-17 3 Rushing 19 Trail 7-17 Trail 14-17
8 12 1978-11-19 CHI ATL W 13-7 3 Rushing 2 Trail 3-7 Lead 10-7*
9 13 1978-11-26 CHI TAM W 14-3 3 Rushing 3 Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
10 15 1978-12-10 CHI GNB W 14-0 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
11 16 1978-12-16 CHI @ WAS W 14-10 1 Rushing 44 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*