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Chicago Mount Rushmore of Sports: Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Bobby Hull voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours.
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Bears fans wish Walter Payton a happy birthday

The late Walter Payton would have turned 68 years old today. The Chicago Bears’ star running back was one of the best players in the team’s history. Nicknamed “Sweetness“, the Bears’ star would rush for 16,726 yards in his career. Payton set the record for most career running yards at the time. He’s still second on the all-time rushing list behind Emmit Smith.
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Names to Know for the 2022 Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan Awards

It’s only June but as we inch ever closer to the 2022 season, speculation is running rampant on who’ll finish where and what players will walk away with hardware. Last year both the Walter Payton Award and Buck Buchanan Award races were as tight as ever in the FCS and we expect much of the same this time out. In no particular order, these are the players that, at least as of right now, are best poised to claim the accolades.
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Ranking best NFL draft picks of all time: Walter Payton headlines the top five taken at No. 4

The 2022 NFL Draft is fast approaching and soon we'll have an influx of young talent coming into the league. Of course, that means there's a possibility we'll welcome in players that could change the face of the NFL upon their arrival, just as all the players that we'll be discussing today did. Yes, we're continuing our countdown to the draft by ranking some of the greatest players to ever step on an NFL field, who were taken in one of the top 32 spots. Today, we'll be diving into the best of the best who have ever been selected No. 4 overall.
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Deion Sanders wows players with tour of upgraded Walter Payton facility

Deion Sanders has been preaching about the importance of facilities upgrades since he was hired at Jackson State back in Sept. 2020. Those dreams and aspirations are becoming a reality on JSU’s campus currently. Sanders posted a video on instagram showing off recent upgrades to the Walter Payton  Center. The video shows Sanders taking student-athletes […] The post Deion Sanders wows players with tour of upgraded Walter Payton facility appeared first on HBCU Gameday.
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Walter Payton selected for National High School Hall of Fame

Walter Payton, the greatest football player these eyes have ever seen, has been selected for the National High School Hall of Fame. That completes the circle for Payton, the Columbia native and former Jackson State great. Already, he had been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. Both of those inductions occurred before Payton died of a rare liver disease and bile duct cancer in November of 1999 at the age of 44.
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Inspirational Quotes: Anne Mulcahy, Walter Payton And Others

Inspirational quotes about pulling through adversity, holding people to their promises and maintaining a quest for knowledge. I am still learning. That is an important mark of a good leader … to know you don't know it all and never will. Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox CEO. Walter Payton On...
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Andrew Whitworth Named the Walter Payton 'Man of the Year' at NFL Honors

The Los Angeles Rams' Andrew Whitworth has been named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for 2021 at Thursday's NFL Honors awards show in Los Angeles. The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is given to an NFL player who shows "his excellence on and off the field," according to the league.
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