Celebrated Career Of Sweetness

AGE: 45, Born July 25, 1954.

BIRTHPLACE: Columbia, Miss.

PLAYING CAREER: College Jackson State, drafted by Chicago Bears in 1975; leading rusher in NFL history with 16,726 yards; holds seven NFL and 28 Bears records; scored 110 touchdowns; rushed for an NFL record 275 yards against Minnesota in 1977; had 77 games of 100 yards or more rushing; gained 1,000 yards or more in 10 of his 13 NFL seasons; selected to nine Pro Bowls; inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993; No. 34 jersey retired.

EDUCATION: graduated Jackson State.

FAMILY: Wife, Connie; two children, Jarrett and Brittney.

POST FOOTBALL: member Bears board of directors; co-owner of CART auto racing team; minority owner of Walter Payton power equipment; owner of Walter Payton Roundhouse Complex.

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