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Walter Payton

From Irving Wallace, Book of Lists, 1980

During a Monday night football game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants, one of the announcers observed that Walter Payton, the Bears' running back, had accumulated over nine miles in career rushing yardage. The other announcer remarked, "Yeah, and that's with somebody knocking him down every 4.6 yards!"

Walter Payton, the most successful running back ever, knows that everyone&md;even the very best&md;gets knocked down. The key to success is to get up and run again just as hard.

- Jeff Quandt