WALTER PAYTON RUMORS

Jimmy Garoppolo is visiting the New England Patriots

Jimmy Garoppolo is one of the hottest small school prospects on the market this year, and it looks like the New England Patriots have interest. The 6-foot-2 1/4, 226-pound Garoppolo earned the Walter Payton Award in 2013, which is given to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. In 14 games, he completed 375 […] The post Jimmy Garoppolo is visiting the New England...
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Ranking the top 57 Chicago Bears of all time (vote here)

Who is the greatest Chicago Bears player of all time? Jay Cutler? No, of course I do not have a straight face as I type that. In my opinion it’s Walter Payton, but you can make a case for Red Grange too. Or George Halas. Or Dick Butkus. Well, it’s an endless, timeless debate for Chicago Bears fans. And now you can contribute your two cents. And you can vote up or down various...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Train Harder With Hill Sprints

Walter Payton and Jerry Rice had a secret weapon in their training arsenals: Hill Sprints. They force you to use your body weight as resistance while you run on an
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elite 11 Chicago Recap

Quarterbacks from several different states came to the Walter Payton Center, the indoor practice facility of the Chicago Bears to compete for a spot in this year's Elite 11 on Saturday. Here is a review of who stood out.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Qua Cox is the most underrated player in the 2014 NFL Draft

Qua Cox is a 5’10 cornerback from Jackson State University a small black college in Mississippi. The same school that produce Walter Payton. The biggest problem with getting the players exposure is the fact that they play in the SWAC conference. While the SWAC has produced some amazing players their level of competition is not […] The post Qua Cox is the most underrated player...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A look back at some of the best small schoolers ever to play in the NFL

Steve McNair, Alcorn State McNair was an all-state prep selection in Mississippi and probably could’ve gone to a bigger school if he had been willing to play defensive back. But he chose Alcorn State so he could play quarterback. A Heisman finalist in 1994 and the third overall pick by Houston in 1995, he made three […]The post A look back at some of the best small schoolers...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers sign small school stand out running back

Today the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet to a future deal.  Maysonet was a road warrior for the Stony Brook finishing in the top three for the Walter Payton Award. Maysonet has bounced around this past year from team to team, but will hopefully be able to shine for the […]The post Pittsburgh Steelers sign small school stand out running...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Walter Payton's mom dies after illness

Alyne S. Payton, the mother of late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, has died in Jackson, Miss. She was 87. Family members say she died in the hospital Monday after a long illness. Officials with Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home say services are scheduled for Friday at Black's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial will be Saturday in Resthaven Cemetery...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Walter Payton: Poetry in motion

Poetry in motion, what does that mean?  Moving that is so fluid and carefree that it is in harmony with everything around it. This sounds a bit crazy when you think of the game of football. Football is a series of violent collisions that are bone jarring and not very harmonious. When you think of poetry in motion on a football field, for me, one name comes to mind “Sweetness...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sweetness’ Kid Brittney Payton Becoming Media Star

If you don’t know the name Brittney Payton, you soon will. The offspring of the greatest Chicago Bears player in history, Walter Payton, is keeping the family name in the spotlight. Brittney Payton WGN-TV and CLTV present Chicago’s Best – a weekly half-hour food and lifestyle program celebrating the best the Windy City has to offer. On Brittney’s Facebook page she writes...
Via The Sports Bank
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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