Walter Jerry Payton, “Sweetness”, was a running for the NFL Chicago Bears for his entire 13 year career. He was an All American at Jackson State University, in Mississippi, before starting his career as the Bears’ 1st pick in the 1975 NFL draft. During his time with the Bears, he was the NFLs MVP 3 times (1976, ’77 and ’85) and 2 of those years (1977 & ’85) was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year. His many records set would take up too much room here, but, to name a few; He was voted to the Pro Bowl 9 times and was an integral member of the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears, considered, by some, to be the greatest overall Team ever to play in the NFL. His uniform number (#34) has been retired by the Chicago Bears. He was inducted into the Professional Football Hall Of Fame in 1993 and the College Football Hall Of Fame in 1996. His motto was “Never Die Easy”, and he was known to never run out of bounds on purpose without first delivering a punishing blow to the man making the tackle. Walter Payton died of Bile Duct Cancer in 1999 at the age of only 45.