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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 1981 Touchdown Log

8 Touchdowns

6 Rushing, 2 Receiving, 2 Go-Ahead, Long of 19 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Bears8
Broncos2
Packers2
49ers1
Buccaneers1
Chargers1
Lions1
Home4
Road4
Sunday7
Monday1
2nd3
3rd1
4th4
3 or fewer yards5
4-9 yards1
10-19 yards2
Vince Evans2

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1981-09-06 CHI GNB L 9-16 3 Rushing 11 Trail 0-13 Trail 6-13
2 2 1981-09-13 CHI @ SFO L 17-28 2 Rushing 2 Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
3 7 1981-10-19 CHI @ DET L 17-48 2 Rushing 1 Trail 7-17 Trail 14-17
4 8 1981-10-25 CHI SDG W 20-17 4 Rushing 2 Tied 10-10 Lead 17-10*
5 9 1981-11-01 CHI @ TAM L 10-20 4 Rushing 1 Trail 3-17 Trail 10-17
6 11 1981-11-15 CHI @ GNB L 17-21 4 Rushing 2 Trail 10-21 Trail 17-21
7 16 1981-12-20 CHI DEN W 35-24 2 Receiving 19 Vince Evans Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
8 16 1981-12-20 CHI DEN W 35-24 4 Receiving 7 Vince Evans Lead 28-17 Lead 35-17