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The Walter Payton Award nominees

Updated: July 25, 2011, 4:51 PM ET
By Donald Hunt | ESPN.com

First presented in 2008, the Walter Payton Achievement Award is an honor given annually to a player from each school participating in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney.

The award is named in honor of the late Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton, who attended Jackson State University, a SWAC school, in the 1970s before amassing a Hall of Fame career with the Bears.

Three nominees from each school -- Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's Bethune-Cookman ...

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