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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 Touchdown Log

1979 Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

16 Touchdowns

14 Rushing, 2 Receiving, 9 Go-Ahead, Long of 65 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Bears16
Vikings4
Cardinals3
49ers3
Buccaneers2
Lions2
Bills1
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Home9
Road7
Sunday16
1st4
2nd3
3rd2
4th7
3 or fewer yards7
4-9 yards6
20-29 yards1
30 or more yards2
Bob Avellini1
Vince Evans1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 2 1979-09-09 CHI MIN W 26-7 3 Rushing 43 Lead 12-7 Lead 19-7
2 2 1979-09-09 CHI MIN W 26-7 4 Rushing 26 Lead 19-7 Lead 26-7
3 5 1979-09-30 CHI TAM L 13-17 4 Receiving 65 Vince Evans Trail 6-10 Lead 13-10*
4 6 1979-10-07 CHI @ BUF W 7-0 4 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
5 8 1979-10-21 CHI @ MIN L 27-30 2 Receiving 2 Bob Avellini Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
6 8 1979-10-21 CHI @ MIN L 27-30 4 Rushing 2 Lead 20-17 Lead 27-17
7 9 1979-10-28 CHI @ SFO W 28-27 1 Rushing 6 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
8 9 1979-10-28 CHI @ SFO W 28-27 2 Rushing 7 Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*
9 9 1979-10-28 CHI @ SFO W 28-27 3 Rushing 7 Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
10 10 1979-11-04 CHI DET W 35-7 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
11 10 1979-11-04 CHI DET W 35-7 4 Rushing 5 Lead 28-7 Lead 35-7
12 11 1979-11-11 CHI RAM W 27-23 4 Rushing 2 Trail 20-23 Lead 27-23*
13 14 1979-12-02 CHI @ TAM W 14-0 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
14 16 1979-12-16 CHI STL W 42-6 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
15 16 1979-12-16 CHI STL W 42-6 2 Rushing 5 Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
16 16 1979-12-16 CHI STL W 42-6 4 Rushing 4 Lead 28-6 Lead 35-6

Playoffs

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