Walter Payton

Walter Jerry Payton "Sweetness"
Born: July 25, 1954
Columbia, MS USA
Deceased: November 1, 1999
South Barrington, IL
Position: RB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
College: Jackson St.
High School: Columbia (MS)
Career: 1975-1987
Drafted: 1975 in Round 1, #4 overall by the Chicago Bears
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993

Walter Payton played from 1975 to 1987 during his career with the Chicago Bears. Payton ran for 16,726 yards in his career on 3,838 attempts, scoring 110 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 492 passes for 4,538 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns..

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Passing:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1975NFL Chicago Bears100.000.000.01100.00.0
1979NFL Chicago Bears11100.05454.01100.000.054 158.3
1980NFL Chicago Bears300.000.000.000.039.6
1981NFL Chicago Bears200.000.000.000.039.6
1982NFL Chicago Bears3133.33913.0133.300.039 121.5
1983NFL Chicago Bears6350.09515.8350.0233.356 95.8
1984NFL Chicago Bears8337.5475.9225.0112.542 57.8
1985NFL Chicago Bears5360.09619.2120.000.050 143.8
1986NFL Chicago Bears400.000.000.0125.00.0
1987NFL Chicago Bears100.000.000.01100.00.0
Totals341132.43319.7823.5617.656 

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1975NFL Chicago Bears1966793.554 7
1976NFL Chicago Bears31113904.560 13
1977NFL Chicago Bears33918525.573 14
1978NFL Chicago Bears33313954.276 11
1979NFL Chicago Bears36916104.443 14
1980NFL Chicago Bears31714604.669 6
1981NFL Chicago Bears33912223.639 6
1982NFL Chicago Bears1485964.026 1
1983NFL Chicago Bears31414214.549 6
1984NFL Chicago Bears38116844.472 11
1985NFL Chicago Bears32415514.840 9
1986NFL Chicago Bears32113334.241 8
1987NFL Chicago Bears1465333.717 4
Totals3838167264.476 110

Receiving:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1975NFL Chicago Bears332136.540 0
1976NFL Chicago Bears151499.934 0
1977NFL Chicago Bears2726910.075 2
1978NFL Chicago Bears504809.661 0
1979NFL Chicago Bears3131310.165 2
1980NFL Chicago Bears463678.054 1
1981NFL Chicago Bears413799.230 2
1982NFL Chicago Bears323119.740 0
1983NFL Chicago Bears5360711.574 2
1984NFL Chicago Bears453688.231 0
1985NFL Chicago Bears494839.965 2
1986NFL Chicago Bears3738210.357 3
1987NFL Chicago Bears332176.616 1
Totals49245389.275 15

Punting:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1975NFL Chicago Bears13939.039
Totals13939.039

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1975NFL Chicago Bears1444431.770 0
1976NFL Chicago Bears100.00
1977NFL Chicago Bears29547.568 0
Totals1753931.770 0

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1975NFL Chicago Bears70000042
1976NFL Chicago Bears130000078
1977NFL Chicago Bears142000096
1978NFL Chicago Bears11000066
1979NFL Chicago Bears14200096
1980NFL Chicago Bears6100042
1981NFL Chicago Bears6200048
1982NFL Chicago Bears100006
1983NFL Chicago Bears6200048
1984NFL Chicago Bears11000066
1985NFL Chicago Bears9200066
1986NFL Chicago Bears8300066
1987NFL Chicago Bears4100030
Totals1101500000000000750


Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1975NFLChicago Bears137
1976NFLChicago Bears1414
1977NFLChicago Bears1414
1978NFLChicago Bears1616
1979NFLChicago Bears1616
1980NFLChicago Bears1616
1981NFLChicago Bears1616
1982NFLChicago Bears99
1983NFLChicago Bears1616
1984NFLChicago Bears1616
1985NFLChicago Bears1616
1986NFLChicago Bears1616
1987NFLChicago Bears1212

Awards

- Pro Football Hall of Fame 1st team All-1970s Team
- Pro Football Hall of Fame 1st team All-1980s Team
1977 - AP MVP
1977 - AP Offensive Player of the Year
1977 - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
1977 - PFWA MVP
1977 - Walter Payton Man of the Year
1985 - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
1985 - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP

Honors

1976 - Associated Press All-Conference (1st Team)
1976 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1976 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1976 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1976 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1976 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1976 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1976 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1977 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1977 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1978 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1978 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1978 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1978 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1978 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1978 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1978 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1979 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1979 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1979 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1979 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1979 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1979 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1980 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1980 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1980 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1980 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1980 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1980 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1980 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1983 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)
1983 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1984 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1984 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1984 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1984 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1984 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1984 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1984 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1985 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1985 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1985 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1985 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1985 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1986 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1986 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1986 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)


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