He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1993.
He has an award named after him.
His son Jarrett Payton played for the Titans.
He was in nine Pro Bowls.
As of 2007 his jersey number is one of 13 to be retired by the Bears.
His jersey number was 34.
He was offered an opportunity to be moved up on the donor's list but declined because he knew that someone would have had to die so he could live.
He was a first round draft pick.
He went to Jackson State University.
The only time he was in the Super Bowl was in 1985 with the Chicago Bears.
The only professional team he played on was the Chicago Bears.
On January 10, 1988, Walter plays in his last NFL game.
Walter plays his last home game on December 20. 1987.
On October 7, 1984, Walter breaks the NFL career rushing record held by Jim Brown (12,312 yards).
On October 6, 1980, Walter breaks Gale Sayers' Bears record for career combined yardage at 9,492.
On December 23, 1979, Walter scores his only career post season touchdowns.
On November 20, 1977, Walter breaks O.J. Simpson's single game rushing record with 275 yards against the Vikings.
On October 30, 1977, Payton has his first career 200 yard rushing day with 205 on 23 carries against the Packers.
Walter's best game of his rookie season came in the last game on December 21, 1975. He rushed 25 times for 134 yards.
Walter played his first NFL game on September 21, 1975. He rushed 8 times for 0 yards.
On November 28, 1974, Walter played his last college game. He ended his career with NCAA records of career touchdowns (66) and career scoring (464 points). Besides his touchdowns, Payton had 5 field goals and 53 extra points.
On November 9, 1974, Walter broke the NCAA record for career touchdowns, scoring 3 TD's to put him at 65.
The Sporting News named Walter their NFC Player of the Year in 1976 and 1977.
Payton was named the NFL Player of the Year in 1977 and 1985.
Walter had 110 career rushing touchdowns.
Walter scored 125 touchdowns in his career.
Walter was listed at 5'10" and 202lbs.
As of 2006, Walter holds the NFL record for most games with 100 yards or more rushing with 77.
Walter is the brother of former NFL star Eddie Payton.
Walter's nickname was "Sweetness."
Walter: Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.
Walter: Most important thought, if you love someone, tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.
Walter: I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.