Jarrett Payton Biography
Jarrett Peyton(Jarrett Walter Payton) is the American former football player and radio show host. He is the son of Walter Payton. He was later signed as an undrafted free agent by the NFL Tennessee Titans.
Walter also played for the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts.
He finished his playing career with the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League and hosts his own internet radio show named the “Jarrett Payton Show” on ChicagolandSportsRadio.com.
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Jarrett Walter Payton is a former professional NFL running back. He is the son of Walter Payton. He was born on December 26. 1980, Arlington Heights, IL. Jarrett Walter is 38 years old as of 2018.
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Jarrett Payton was born to his father Walter Payton( the former Chicago Bears running back great) where her mother details will be updated soon. He was born together with her sister Brittney. His relatives are Alyne Payton(Grandmother), Peter Payton(Grandfather), Eddie Payton(uncle) and her Aunt Pam Payton.
He played high school soccer and football at St. Viator High School. In his first two years of high school, he opted for soccer and earned All-State player honors. As a senior in high school, Payton accounted for 2,842 all-purpose yards while playing quarterback, tailback, and wide receiver (passed for 1,088 yards and rushed for another 1,345 yards). He was rated the No. 58 overall prospect in the nation by The Sporting News and named the No. 5 athlete in the Midwest Region by PrepStar.
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He wore jerseys numbered 33, 4 (Titans), and 34 (Miami). Payton chose 33 when he played with the Titans because number 34 was retired in honor of Earl Campbell. He wore number34 with the Chicago Slaughter. Apart from playing football, Payton spends his time recording music.
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In 2011, Payton formed the Jarrett Payton Foundation. The Jarrett Payton Foundation strives to positively influence young people in and around Chicago through two core programs: the youth football camp The Jarrett Payton Leadership Academy, and the anti-bullying program PROJECT: NO BULL. Both programs are continually expanding. On May 8. 2015, he was hired as a sports reporter by WGN-TV, which such a role as a host of a show on Chicagoland Television.
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At the low end, NFL players make $400,000-$600,000 annually. At the top level, stars can earn $50 million or more. The NFL salary cap is approximately $170 million. He is the American former football player and radio show host, who is best known for his time with the Tennessee Titans in the NFL, the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts in the CFL, and the Chicago Slaughter in the Indoor Football League. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2019.
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Blending education, sports and mentoring, in 2011, Jarrett and Trisha started The Jarrett Payton Foundation (JPF).
The Foundation is committed to positively changing the lives of children and adolescents physically, emotionally, and psychologically by creating and providing programs that present them with a wide variety of opportunities specifically designed to develop their leadership skills and enrich their lives.
JPF is Jarrett and Trisha’s donation to the society. Together, they commit a large amount of volunteer time to their charity but both continue their full-time careers outside JPF. While Jarrett is the person speaking at schools and attending events, Trisha is the back office planning events, scheduling school visits and handling everything else that makes a viable foundation grow.
Of course, neither would be able to run JPF without a dedicated team built largely by volunteers and Jarrett and Trisha know how fortunate they are to have such dedicated individuals. JPF is no longer a “life after football” list, it’s a way of life for the Payton family.
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In May 2015, Jarrett joined the WGN News as sports reporter and host of CLTV’s Sports Feed.
He also where he co-hosts the weekend sports radio program The Beat on WGN Radio-AM Sundays at 3 pm. Jarrett is a former NFL running back. He has hosted his own internet radio show named the Jarrett Payton Show on ChicagolandSportsRadio.com.
Jarrett attended the University of Miami
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Walter Payton’s Porsche sells for $324,500 at auction
Walter Payton’s cherished 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo fetched a whopping $324,500, plus buyer’s fee, in an auction this weekend at the Schaumburg Convention Center. The winning bid was made online and the car is headed to California, according to a spokesman for Mecum Auctions. The name of the buyer was not disclosed.
Payton, the legendary Bears running back, bought the car new in 1979 and it was the jewel of his collection, according to his son, Jarrett, who inherited the car after his father’s death in 1999. The car was just one of 1,200 930 Turbo models produced for the U.S. market in 1979.
The Porsche was the first big-time sports car Payton purchased. He was 25, and well on his way to stardom five years into his NFL career.
“He got into the league in ’75,” Jarrett explained in a press release for Mecum, “and early on, his main focus was just playing football. He worked hard to ensure he had established himself, so when he was getting to the good part of his career when the ’80s came around, he wanted to treat himself.”
Payton went on to amass a small collection of supercars and also took up competitive racing after his football career. But he held a special place in his heart for the powerhouse silver Porsche.
“I just remember how much time he would spend with the car and being around the car,” Jarrett said, though the car has fewer than 10,000 miles on it. “As he started getting more cars, it really just became his baby. So he’d admire it and take it out for short periods of time. For him, it was so special that it was like another kid. He had me and my sister (Brittney) and then this Porsche.”
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In 2010 Jarrett left football. He took advantage of small business opportunities and broadcasting but there was something he was missing.
The ONE reoccurring thing on the “life after football” list was his idea to give back to the community. From a very early age, his mother, Connie, and father, Walter, taught Jarrett and his sister, Brittney, the value of giving back and how fortunate they could use their Payton family name in helping others.
The “life after football” list was finally coming to fruition.
Over the years Jarrett had done a lot in the community but he wanted to move forward with making a difference for an organization with his name on it. Trisha often times says, “Jarrett will walk into an event being known as Walter Payton’s son, but he will be remembered when he leaves the room as Jarrett Payton.” That was his goal. He wanted to be remembered for his passionate work in the community.
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