For the Chicago Bears and their fans, March 4 is Sweetness Day, honoring the number of NFL legend Walter Payton. So, it’s fitting that on Sweetness Day, Payton’s daughter Brittney announced that come August, the world will be getting more sweetness.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 4, 2016
I've been waiting to tell everyone. I'm going to be a uncle! Congrats to @BrittneyPayton and Jordan. Our fam is growing! ? ?
— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) March 4, 2016
Brittney, who was born exactly a month before the Bears’ Super Bowl XX victory, is the youngest of Walter’s two children.
Payton, who died in 1999 at only 45, retired in 1987 with the NFL record for rushing yards. His 16,726 yards are now only second to Emmitt Smith, who passed Sweetness in 2002.