Jarrett Payton: Someone asks about dad every single day
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With this month marking the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Bears’ win in Super Bowl XX, it seems everyone is talking about the team behind the Super Bowl Shuffle.
But all the talk of the ’85 Bears is nothing new for Jarrett Payton, who recently told Sports Illustrated that a day doesn’t go by without someone asking him about his dad and that team.
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) January 29, 2016
Payton, the only son of Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, was in attendance at Soldier Field Tuesday night as the team gathered to celebrate the anniversary of their dominating Super Bowl win over the Patriots.
The victory capped a near-perfect season, and is now chronicled in an ESPN 30 for 30 film titled “The ’85 Bears,” which will debut Thursday, Feb. 4 – three days before Super Bowl 50.
Payton caught an advanced showing of the film – produced by Chicago native Vince Vaughn – earlier this week, and said it brought him to tears.
— Jarrett W. Payton (@paytonsun) January 28, 2016
Walter Payton, who died of cancer in 1999, rushed for 16,726 yards and 110 touchdowns during his 13-year Hall of Fame career.
16 iconic Walter Payton photos
Stats via Pro-Football-Reference