Running Wild

December 1977
Time;12/19/1977, Vol. 110 Issue 25, p108
The article focuses on the performance of running back Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears football team which made him known as Wonderful Walter for fans and the daily papers in Illinois. In his third year as a professional football player, he has broken the single-game rushing mark of 273 yards (yds.) by football player O. J. Simpson. He has helped to keep his team in contention for a play-off spot of the National Football League. It is considered that his determination and the way he plays bigger and stronger than he looks made him the hardest runner to bring down in the league's game.


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