On this date in 1954, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history was born – Walter Payton. Payton played the game like no other. In 2011, he was featured in NFL Films’ A Football Life series. There are extended moments in this documentary where you see highlights of Payton accompanied only by music. His movements on the field as a runner were so captivating that sometimes, there’s no need for words.
To celebrate his birthday and the legacy of Walter Payton, here is a clip from Walter Payton: A Football Life that shows why they called the man “Sweetness.”