I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since Sweetness left us. Even after some less-than-flattering things have come out in Jeff Pearlman’s book, nothing will ever tarnish my football hero, Walter Payton. You won’t find a tougher football player. Check out this awesome tribute after the jump.
If a seemingly indestructible warrior like Payton can be taken from us so abruptly, it could happen to any of us. Take a moment today to think about how precious life is. If you’re interested in supporting a great cause, check out Walter’s Foundation: Walter and Connie Payton Foundation
July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999.
“Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It’s okay to lose, to die, but don’t die without trying, without giving it your best.”