Elfrid Payton (Canadian football)
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|Born:||September 22, 1967|
Gretna, Louisiana, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|1991–1993||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|2000||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|2004||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002|
|CFL East All-Star||1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001|
|CFL West All-Star||2002|
|Awards||1993 James P. McCaffrey Trophy|
2002 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player
2002 Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
Elfrid Payton Sr. (born September 22, 1967) is an American former all-star gridiron football player in the Canadian Football League. Payton graduated from Grambling State University.
Payton played with seven different teams over the course of his career.
1991–1993 – Payton played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he was an all-star and James P. McCaffrey Trophy winner in 1993.
1994 – Payton started the season with the Shreveport Pirates, but finished with the Grey Cup finalist Baltimore CFLers, registering twenty seven tackles and four sacks.
1995 – Payton had eighteen sacks in an all-star season with the Grey Cup champion Baltimore Stallions.
1996–1999 – 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.
2002–2003 – Payton played with the Edmonton Eskimos, where he won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award and was an all star in 2002, and won a Grey Cup in 2003.
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.
In 2010 Payton was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Payton's son, also named Elfrid, was a basketball player at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who won the 2014 Lefty Driesell Award, and now plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.
- ^ "Ham, Payton Among Canadian Football Hall Of Famers". TSN. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
- 1967 births
- Living people
- People from Gretna, Louisiana
- American players of Canadian football
- Baltimore Stallions players
- Canadian football defensive linemen
- Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductees
- Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award winners
- Edmonton Elks players
- Grambling State Tigers football players
- Montreal Alouettes players
- Shreveport Pirates players
- Toronto Argonauts players
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers players
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