Chicago Bears Traditions

Tradition

Walter Payton

This page is dedicated to the memory of Walter. On this page you will find a tribute video, highlights, photo gallery, and a look at Walter Payton's lasting legacy with the Chicago Bears.

In 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears from 1975 to 1987, Payton literally rewrote the NFL record book with his ball-carrying feats. He rushed 3,838 times for 16,726 yards and 110 touchdowns-all records. He also caught 492 passes for 4,538 yards and 15 more touchdowns. Altogether, he scored 125 touchdowns, second most ever, and he accounted for a record 21,803 combined net yards.



WALTER PAYTON'S CAREER RUSHING STATS
YearRushYdsAvgTD
1975 196 679 3.5 7
1976 311 1390 4.5 13
1977 339 1852 5.5 14
1978 333 1395 4.2 11
1979 369 1610 4.4 14
1980 317 1460 4.6 6
1981 339 1222 3.6 6
1982 148 596 4.0 1
1983 314 1421 4.5 6
1984 381 1684 4.4 11
1985 324 1551 4.8 9
1986 321 1333 4.2 8
1987 146 533 3.7 4
TotalsRushYdsAvgTD
Career 3838 16726 4.4 110