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Walter Payton

Chronology

1954 Born in Columbia, Mississippi, on July 25
1971 Graduates from Columbia High School where he starred in football
1971-75 Attends Mississippi's Jackson State College
1972 Scores 46 points in a single game
1975 Picked by Chicago Bears in first round of NFL draft
1976 Marries college sweetheart Connie Norwood on July 7
1985 Leads Chicago Bears to Super Bowl Championship
1987 Retires from professional football
1993 Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
1999 Develops rare live disease and later cancer of the bile duct
1999 Dies at the age of 45 in South Barrington, Illinois, on November 1

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