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Walter Payton. Payton played football in high school and at Jackson State University in Mississippi. It was during his college years that he gained the sobriquet Sweetness for his affable personality and graceful athleticism. In addition to his role as starting running back, he was also an occasional kicker at Jackson State, Ed Too Tall Jones and Walter Payton. While at Jackson State University, Walter Payton broke the NCAA scoring record with 65 career touchdowns. Here, Payton shakes hands with Tennessee State defensive tackle Ed Too Tall Jones in 1973. The two were selected to head the first black college AllAmerica football team.walter payton jackson state university Major universities courted him, but Payton, who was raised in a segregated culture, enrolled at Jackson State University, a small school with a predominantly African American student body. During his junior year at Jackson, Payton ranked among the topscoring collegiate football players nationwide, with a total of 160 points for the season.
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