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Dennis McKinnon shares his fondest memories of Walter Payton

Every week of the 2015 Chicago Bears season, Chicago Sun-Times Sports will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Bears by speaking with players from the team including Jimbo Covert, Dan Hampton, Dennis McKinnon and Otis Wilson.

“Walter Payton sat across from me in the locker room every day for six years,” McKinnon said. “That was probably one of my greatest experiences. Outside the fact I didn’t have a shoe contract and Walter used to allow me to wear his decals on my shoes.”

McKinnon went on to say that Payton was the leader of the 1985 Bears.

“Everybody knew the leader of our squad was Walter Payton,” McKinnon said. “Sweetness ran everything.”