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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 1983 Touchdown Log

8 Touchdowns

6 Rushing, 2 Receiving, 2 Go-Ahead, 1 Tying, Long of 74 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Bears8
Buccaneers3
Vikings3
Saints1
Lions1
Home4
Road4
Sunday8
1st1
2nd3
3rd2
4th2
3 or fewer yards3
4-9 yards2
30 or more yards3
Jim McMahon1
Matt Suhey1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 2 1983-09-11 CHI TAM W 17-10 2 Receiving 73 Jim McMahon Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
2 3 1983-09-18 CHI @ NOR L 31-34 3 Rushing 49 Trail 10-24 Trail 17-24
3 6 1983-10-09 CHI MIN L 14-23 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
4 6 1983-10-09 CHI MIN L 14-23 4 Rushing 6 Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
5 9 1983-10-30 CHI DET L 17-38 4 Rushing 1 Trail 3-31 Trail 10-31
6 12 1983-11-20 CHI @ TAM W 27-0 2 Rushing 8 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
7 12 1983-11-20 CHI @ TAM W 27-0 3 Rushing 3 Lead 14-0 Lead 20-0
8 15 1983-12-11 CHI @ MIN W 19-13 1 Receiving 74 Matt Suhey Trail 0-6 Lead 7-6*