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Still watching out for Walter

Suhey paved way for Payton, and stepped in when friend's family needed him most

Updated: November 11, 2010, 1:43 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Editor's note: ESPNChicago.com is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Bears' dominant 1985 season and victory in Super Bowl XX. We'll have weekly features on each game from '85, video interviews with key figures, photo galleries and more.

CHICAGO -- Matt Suhey never had a chance.

Not at first, anyway.

Oh sure, the young running back and Bears second-round draft pick in 1980 was a fine player and part of a proud tradition of football-playing Suheys at Penn State.

He ...

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