Eddie Payton

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Birthday
3, 1951
Birthplace
Columbia, MS
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Columbia, MS

About

Former NFL running back and kick returner for the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, who became a golf coach at Jackson State University following retirement.

Before Fame

He played football at Jackson State University and signed with the Cleveland Browns in 1977 after going undrafted.

Trivia

He had one of his best years in 1980, his first with the Minnesota Vikings, when he was the league leader with 53 kickoff returns for 1,184 yards.

Family Life

He grew up with his brother Walter in Columbia, Missouri.

Associated With

His older brother, Walter Payton, was one of the NFL's all-time greatest running backs.