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|Date of birth:September 22, 1967|
|Place of birth: Gretna, Louisiana|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Retired|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Canadian Football Hall of Fame|
Payton graduated from Grambling State University.
Payton played with seven different teams over the course of his career.
1996 to 1999 – Payton had three all-star seasons (1997, 1998 and 1999) with the Montreal Alouettes.
2000 – Payton returned to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
2001 – Payton was an all-star with the Toronto Argonauts.
2004 – Payton returned to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Payton played in 189 total regular season games, seventeen playoff games, and four Grey Cups. His 154 career sacks are the 2nd highest career total in CFL history.
- "Ham, Payton Among Canadian Football Hall Of Famers". TSN. 2 February 2010. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=308651. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
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