Happy birthday, Walter Payton ...
July, 25, 2013
By The Editors | ESPN.com
Happy birthday to arguably the greatest running back ever to lace them up. "Happy birthday to my wonderful father," wrote son Jarrett on his Facebook fan page. "You're gone but never forgotten. Today we celebrate your life." Payton dedicated his radio show to the NFL's former alltime rushing leader -- affectionately known as "Sweetness" -- allowing fans to recall their favorite Walter Payton stories. Payton is near and dear to us, too. The Walter Payton Achievement Award, an honor given to one player from each school competing in the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge HBCU game, will recieve the award in his honor. Meet the nominees and VOTE for the two winners.