Walter Payton: Simply Sweet


Published: July 19, 2009

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The images of him flying through the air or high-stepping across the end zone are so ingrained in my mind, that I can't believe it's been more than two decades since Walter Payton completed his NFL career, and nearly a decade since his premature passing.

I know you hear it all the time, but God definitely broke the mold when he created Walter Payton.

Others are recognized as maybe being better NFL players, but I just don’t know that there was ever a better combination of desire, gracefulness, power, and athleticism packed into a 5'10" frame than the man they called "Sweetness."

By all accounts, Payton never should have been as great as he was.