Walter Payton

Walter Payton (American Football Player), born on July 25, 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi, USA. Walter Payton's age 64 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Leo, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is Black. Let's check, How Tall is Walter Payton?

Walter Payton Bio

  • Birth Name:Walter Payton
  • First Name: Walter
  • Last Name: Payton
  • Age: 64 years (at death)
  • Died: November 1, 1999 (45 years)
  • Birth Date: July 25, 1954
  • Birth Place: Columbia, Mississippi, USA
  • Country: USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Walter Payton Height

    5 ft 11 in (178 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)5 ft 11 in
    Height (in Centimeters)178 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)91 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)201 lbs

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    Walter Payton FAQs

    What happened to Walter Payton?

    On November 1, 1999, Walter “Sweetness” Payton, the Chicago Bears’ Hall of Fame running back and the NFL’s career rushing leader, died of cancer that was a complication of his rare liver disease.

    Why did they call Walter Payton Sweetness?

    Walter Payton had a reputation for being caring of others, even his opponents. However, that is not how he earned his nickname. Instead, he earned the nickname “Sweetness” during a college practice when he eluded a tackler and shouted back, “sweetness is your weakness“.

    What is Walter Payton disease?

    Payton died at age 45 from consequences of bile duct cancer, which may have been caused by a liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).

    How old Walter Payton be today?

    Bears great Walter Payton died on Nov. 1, 1999, at age 45 of bile duct cancer and liver failure. Payton worked his way from Columbia , Miss., and Jackson State College (known today as Jackson State University) to become one of the greatest players in NFL history, playing 13 seasons, all with the Bears.

    Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Payton was known around the NFL as “Sweetness”. A nine-time Pro Bowl selectee, Payton is remembered as a prolific rusher, once holding records for career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, yards from scrimmage, all-purpose yards, and many other categories. He was also versatile, and retired with the most receptions by a non-receiver, and had eight career touchdown passes. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Hall of Fame NFL player and coach Mike Ditka described Payton as the greatest football player he had ever seen—but even greater as a human being. Payton began his football career in Mississippi, and went on to have an outstanding collegiate football career at Jackson State University where he was an All-American. He started his professional career with the Chicago Bears in 1975, who selected him with the 1975 Draft’s fourth overall pick. Payton proceeded to win the 1977 AP NFL Most Valuable Player Award and won Super Bowl XX with the 1985 Chicago Bears. He retired from football at the end of the 1987 season having rushed for at least 1,200 yards in 10 of his 13 seasons in the NFL.

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