Class of 2022
​Sean Payton

Born and raised in Naperville, Sean Payton went on to attend Eastern Illinois University where his passion for the game would lead him to a fruitful career playing and coaching professionally. In 1987 he was drafted with the Chicago Bears where he would play for one year before beginning his all-star coaching career that ended in 2021 on a high note serving as head coach for the New Orleans Saints. From a Naperville Central High School quarterback to an NFL head coach, this is a career to mark in the books.

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