June 6th, 2011
by bearsbacker

Walter Payton lead the NFL in kickoff returns with a 31.7-yard average and a long of 70 yards as a rookie in 1975.

14 of his 17 career kickoff returns came that season.

In addition to being a tremendous rusher, receiver and blocker during 13 years with the Bears, he also threw eight touchdown passes and even punted once as a rookie for 39 yards.

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