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Walter Jerry Payton net worth:
$3 Million

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Walter Payton net worth: He was drafted #4 by the Chicago Bears in the 1975 NFL Draft and spent his whole career in Chicago from 1975 to 1987. Payton is among the very most prolific running backs in NFL history. Payton holds a record with eight career touchdown passes (most to get a non-quarterback). Together with the Bears he won Super Bowl XX. Payton was named NFL MVP in 1976, 1977, and 1985. He’s been named to the NFL 1970s and NFL 1980s All-Decade Teams as well as the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. Payton was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and his #34 continues to be retired by the Chicago Bears. He fought a rare liver disease late in life. He inspired the Walter Payton Award as well as the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and is recognized for raising consciousness of the importance of organ donations. Walter Payton passed away on November 1, 1999 at 45 years old.

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ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
For Your Love1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
Coach1995TV SeriesHimself
Summerslam1994TV SpecialHimself
WWE Raw1994TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1985-1989TV SeriesHimself
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1988TV SeriesHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1975-1987TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Running Back
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Running Back
The Grand Knockout Tournament1987TV SpecialHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Various / Michael Jackson
Super Bowl XX1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Running Back
1985 NFC Championship Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Running Back
The NFL on CBS1978-1985TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Running Back
1984 NFC Championship Game1985TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Running Back
The Super Bowl Shuffle1985Video shortHimself - The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on NBC1975TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Running Back
Soul Train1973TV Series documentaryGuest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

A Football Life2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Scott Hall: Living on a Razor's Edge2016VideoHimself
30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22009Himself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE Back in Black: NWO New World Order2002Video documentaryHimself
Off Your Duff1989TV Movie documentaryHimself

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Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete

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1Inducted into the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Michael Jordan, Ernie Banks, Dick Butkus, and Mike Ditka.
2Ranks 8th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yards per Game List (88).
3Ranks 84th on NFL All-Time Points Scored List (750).
4Ranks 3rd on NFL All-Time Yards From Scrimmage List (21,264).
5Ranks 3rd on NFL All-Time All-Purpose Yards List (21,803).
6Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 474-475. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
7Ranks 4th on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (110).
8Ranks 93rd on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.4).
9Ranks 2nd on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (16,726).
10Ranks 2nd on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (3,838).
11Chicago Bears All-Time Rushing Leader (16,726 yards).
12When brother Eddie Payton (who also played in the NFL) was asked how it felt to be the brother of a star, he replied, "I don't know. You better go ask Walter!".
13One of the investors of the St. Louis Stallions NFL Expansion candidate in 1993.
14Before death, he was a spokesperson for organ donation, even though an organ donation could have done nothing at that time to save his life.
15Appeared on Saturday Night Live (1975) as a co-host with Joe Montana and did an impersonation of Michael Jackson.
16Voted NFL Player of the Century.
17Was not allowed to play football until his junior year of high school.
18Appeared on "Soul Train" while in High School.
19(1975-1987) Running back for Chicago Bears football team: 7-time All-Pro selection; led Bears to their only Super Bowl championship, 1986. Also holds all-time rushing record for one game, 275 yards. Graduate of Jackson State University, Mississippi. Running back for the National Football League's Chicago Bears, 1975-1987. Retired as the NFL's [all-time] 2nd leader in rushing yards with 16,726 (now ranks behind Emmitt Smith who has 18,355 and broke Payton's record in 2004). Died at age 45 from a rare liver disease. Payton remains the [#1]#2 all-time rushing leader in pro football history, with 16,726 yards in his 13-year career. The accomplishment has been called "one of sport's most awesome records." Twice Most Valuable Player in the NFL; elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. His former coach Mike Ditka said: "He's the best football player I've ever seen. At all positions, he's the best I've ever seen." Two children, Brittney Payton and Jarrett Payton (in 1999, also a running back, at University of Miami).

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