In 1993, his son Jarrett was just 13 years old when his father received the honor. Now, after a football career himself, Jarrett Payton is a sports talk radio host and a small businessman.
A year and a half ago, he partnered with Chicago's own Argus Brewery to create the Jarrett Payton All-Americans Wheat Ale. JP's beer is the most popular product by Argus and its sales are up 40% from last year.
Payton is also the founder of Jarrett Payton Foundation which is committed to positively impacting 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.
Payton is also an active member of the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation. Payton talks about how his father's legacy lives on 14 years after his untimely death.Argus Brewery