The Sporting Birthday - Walter Payton

The Sporting Birthday - Walter Payton

American Football : Walter Payton was born on this day in 1954 (died Nov 1st 1999)

Walter Payton is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. A running back for 13 years with the Chicago Bears, Payton held the NFL all time rushing record until 2002. He also holds the record for most TD receptions for a running back.

His motto of "Never die easy" embodied his playing style; Powerful, aggressive and direct, Payton was a one man highlight reel. He famously never celebrated his touchdowns, considering it unnecessary and overtly selfish. 

He died from cancer of the bile duct at just 45.

Shots fired! Conte begins the mind games

Shots fired! Conte begins the mind games

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