There were 16 FCS wins against FBS schools this year, surpassing the previous record of 13 (set in 2000). Seven of those victories included wins vs. teams from BCS conferences. This year the finalists for the prestigious Walter Payton Award have been named and they are: QB Vernon Adams of Eastern Washington, QB Jimmy Garoppolo […]
With the Chicago Bears set to welcome the Dallas Cowboys to Soldier Field on Monday night, a lot is on the line for both of the NFC teams.
The Bears (6-6) are hoping to get back to the winning ways, while the Cowboys (7-5) are looking to maintain their first place standing in the NFC East.
Chicago Bears fans are some of the rowdiest in the league and they deserve to rep their...
No yards after first contact? Hmm. I remember Walter Payton being better than that.[via]
Isaiah Crowell has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns in 16 games at Alabama State. (Advocate photo)
Though it's named after the legendary Jackson State running back, the Walter Payton Award has rarely been given to an HBCU player. Only twice in its 25 year history has a player from an HBCU won the award, given to the FCS' best player. Alabama State's...
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...
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...
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...
Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke has won the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Heinicke, a native of Atlanta, became just the second sophomore in FCS history to win the award, after receiving 72 first-place votes and 531 points Monday.
Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet finished second (284) and Wofford...
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December 17, 2012
Bears great Walter Payton would have turned 58 today.
Unfortunately he was lost to see soon 12 years ago at age 46. He lost the battle to bio-duct cancer.
He spent all of his NFL seasons (13) with the Chicago Bears and missed only one game.
He was a star on and off the field. The Bears haven’t had a consistent runner since Payton. Neal Anderson, Thomas Jones and Matt Forte have...