Running back who broke NFL records for the most rushing yards, carries, and touchdowns during his 13-year career with the Chicago Bears.
He was a Boy Scout, a choir singer, and a marching band and jazz band drummer who didn't try out for the high school football team his sophomore year because he wanted to avoid competing with his brother Eddie.
He won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and his death increased in the number of organ donors in the U.S.
He married Connie Payton in 1976
He broke the record of most NFL rushing yards, which was formerly held by O.J. Simpson.