- Full Name Jarrett Payton
- Birth Date Dec 26, 1980
- Age 41 Years, 4 Months
- Ethnicity Afro-American
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Illinois, USA
- Occupation Former Miami Hurricanes Running Back
- Father Late. Walter Payton
- Father's Occupation Former NFL Star
- High School St. Viator High School
- University University of Miami
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife Trisha George
- Wedding Date 4 March 2009
- Net Worth Undisclosed
Jarrett Payton | BiographyFormer American Football Player
Jarrett Payton is a radio broadcaster, TV show host, and a former running back in American Football. Besides, people also recognize him as the son of the late NFL star Walter Payton. He played in the National Football League (NFL) with Tennessee Titans from 2003 to 2005.
Jarrett Payton is a recognized former American football running back. He played in the National Football League (NFL) with Tennessee Titans from 2003 to 2005.
Who is Jarrett Payton?
Jarrett Payton is a radio broadcaster, TV show host, and a former running back in American Football. Besides, people also recognize him as the son of the late NFL star Walter Payton.
Payton was born on 26 December 1980 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA. He began playing American football during his time at St. Viator High School in Arlington. Later, he joined the University of Miami in 1999 and played for their football team Miami Hurricanes, from 1999 to 2003.
While at Miami Hurricanes, Payton played in two national championships and won one of them. In February 2020, he shared his thoughts regarding the Miami Hurricanes competing for the National Championship in one of his media appearances. Payton pointed toward the high school football talents in South Florida and said that the University of Miami should start recruiting them to be the best. As per the report on 247 Sports, he said,
If you want to be the best…when I look back at my time at Miami, the best kids from South Florida were staying. South Florida is where the best [high school] football is played. I am not worried about California or Texas. The best players are here in South Florida. There needs to be a way to bridge that gap and keep guys here.
After a four-year-long successful collegiate career, Payton played with the NFL team Tennessee Titans for two years, i.e., from 2003 to 2005. From there, he moved to NFL Europe and represented the Amsterdam Admirals in 2005. With the Admirals, he won the World Bowl XII championship in the same year.
Furthermore, Payton also played with two Canadian Football League (CFL) teams. He represented the Montreal Alouettes in 2007 and Toronto Argonauts in 2009. He signed with the Argos in June 2009. However, he decided to leave behind his football career only three after joining them in September 2009.
Payton married his loving wife, Trisha George, on 4 March 2009. As of now, the pair have completed 13 years together. Moreover, he wished his wife their 13th wedding anniversary via an Instagram post on 4 March 2022. He shared a series of a beautiful couple and family photos alongside a caption that read,
13 years ago today, I married the #LOVE of my life on 4 March. The #34 means everything to me! Happy Anniversary & #SweetnessDay @teapayton34!
In the post, he referred to the number 34 as a special number for him. His father, Walter Payton’s jersey number for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, was 34. In addition, his wedding date incorporated the number 34 as separately 3 for March and 4 for the date of their marriage.
From 13 years of marriage, Payton and Trisha are parents to their two children, a son Jason and a daughter Madison. Both the kids regularly feature on their father’s Instagram handle. His son Jason was born on 24 March 2012 and is ten years old now.
Similarly, Payton welcomed his youngest daughter Madison on 12 April 2016. As of today, Madison is six years old. On her 6th birthday, her father shared several of her pictures, including her just-born photos.
Payton and his Wife Started The Jarrett Payton Foundation
After leaving his professional football career in September 2009, Payton began to reassess things he wanted to do in his life. He initially joined broadcasting on radio and also tried his hand in business.
Later, he came up with an idea to blend sports with education and mentoring and co-founded The Jarrett Payton Foundation in 2011 alongside his wife. The foundation is committed to providing physical, psychological, and emotional support to children and adolescents and inflicting leadership skills on them. Both Payton and Trisha devote a lot of their time working for the charitable foundation. In a way, The Jarrett Payton Foundation is the Payton family’s way of giving back to the community from which they have acquired a lot.