Payton's Career Highlights

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Important records and milestones in the career of Walter Payton:

NFL RECORDS= Rushing=

Yards, Career 16,726.

Attempts, Career 3,838.

Yards Gained, Game 275, vs. Minnesota, Nov. 20, 1977.

Seasons With 1,000 Or More Yards 10, 1976-81, 1983-86, Tied First.

Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Attempts 4, 1976-79, Tied First.

Most Games, 100 Or More Yards, Career 77.

Combined Net Yards= (Rushing, Pass Receiving and Return Yardage)=

Yards, Career 21,803.

Attempts, Career 4,368.

NFL RANKINGS=

Most Seasons Leading League, Attempts 4, 1976-79, Tied Second.

Consecutive Games, 100 Or More Yards 9, 1985, Third.

Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career 110, Third.

Most Games, 200 Or More Yards, Season 2, 1977, Tied Third.

Most Total Touchdowns, Career 125, Fifth.

MISCELLANEOUS=

2,000 combined net yards, Season 4, 1977, 1983-85.

Years led the NFL in rushing 1, 1977.

Years led the NFC in rushing 5, 1976-80.

Broke Jim Brown's NFL all-time career rushing mark of 12,312 yards at Chicago, Oct. 7, 1984.

Broke Jim Brown's NFL all-time career mark of 58 100-yard rushing games at Chicago, Oct. 7, 1984.

Broke Franco Harris' NFL all-time career mark of 2,949 rushing attempts at Minnesota, Nov. 25, 1984.

Broke Franco Harris' NFL all-time career mark of eight 1,000-yard rushing seasons Nov. 17, 1985, at Dallas.

First 100-yard game Nov. 16, 1975, at San Francisco, 23 carries, 105 yards.

First 200-yard game Oct. 30, 1977, at Green Bay, 23 carries, 205 yards.

First 1,000-yard season 1976, 311 attempts, 1,390 yards.

Pro Bowl Selection (nine times) 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986.

AP Most Valuable Player 1977.

AP All-Pro Team (five times) 1976, 1977, 1984, 1985, 1986.

AP Offensive Player of the Year 1977.

PFWA Most Valuable Player 1977.

PFWA All-League Selection (four times) 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984.

First-Round Draft Selection (4th overall) 1975.

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