Walter Payton

1954 - 1999

Walter Payton

Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American professional football player who was a running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons. He is regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Payton has received more than 4,706,004 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular american football player.

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Among american football players, Walter Payton ranks 14 out of 43Before him are Peyton Manning, Joe Namath, Dick Butkus, Lawrence Taylor, Jerry Rice, and John Elway. After him are Brett Favre, Cam Newton, Steve Young, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck, and Eli Manning.

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Among people born in 1954, Walter Payton ranks 406Before him are Olga Knyazeva, Tom Price, Baburam Bhattarai, Ben Barres, Ken Page, and Bill Mumy. After him are Gina Rinehart, Geoffrey Marcy, D. W. Moffett, Mallika Sarabhai, Cindy McCain, and Phil Bryant. Among people deceased in 1999, Walter Payton ranks 210Before him are Akhtar Hameed Khan, Guy Tunmer, Payne Stewart, Walter Lini, Augustus Pablo, and Gene Siskel. After him are Mary Kay Bergman and Tomoo Kudaka.

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Among people born in United States, Walter Payton ranks 9,295 out of 12,171Before him are Jermaine O'Neal (1978), Susan Solomon (1956), Kari Wuhrer (1967), Joseph R. Tanner (1950), August Wilson (1945), and Camille Guaty (null). After him are Angus T. Jones (1993), Jake Abel (1987), Maggie Roswell (1952), Ann Leckie (1966), Glen Morgan (1947), and Thomas Ian Nicholas (1980).


Among american football players born in United States, Walter Payton ranks 14Before him are Peyton Manning (1976), Joe Namath (1943), Dick Butkus (1942), Lawrence Taylor (1959), Jerry Rice (1962), and John Elway (1960). After him are Brett Favre (1969), Cam Newton (1989), Steve Young (null), Colin Kaepernick (1987), Andrew Luck (1989), and Eli Manning (1981).

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