Villanova: Team's leading returning receiver; Expected to be a playmaker for the Villanova offense; Can make a catch in traffic, in addition to being a deep threat; Possesses good blocking skills.
2008: Played in all 13 games and tallied 43 receptions for 552 yards and three touchdowns; Had five catches for 85 yards in season opener at West Virginia; Registered three receptions for 32 yards versus Lehigh; Credited with three catches for 18 yards against Penn; Recorded four receptions for 55 yards versus Richmond; Posted two receptions for 14 yards versus William & Mary; Tallied four catches for 34 yards against Rhode Island; Made one reception for seven yards versus James Madison; Had three catches for 73 yards at Northeastern, including a 54-yard reception; Made five receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown versus New Hampshire; Totaled three catches for 37 yards and a score versus Towson; Posted two catches for 20 yards against Delaware; Registered three receptions for 35 yards versus Colgate in first round of NCAA playoffs; Tallied five receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown versus JMU in second round of NCAA playoffs.
2007: Played in 10 games and tallied 25 catches for 435 yards (17.4 yards per catch) and three touchdowns; Made two receptions for 27 yards against Maryland; Registered his first career 100-yard receiving game with four receptions for 106 yards including a 60-yard touchdown catch at Lehigh; Credited with three catches for 29 yards versus Maine; Recorded two receptions for 16 yards at JMU; Made three catches for 42 yards and a 24-yard touchdown reception versus William & Mary; Had one catch for 42 yards at Massachusetts; Posted one reception for seven yards versus Hofstra; Tallied a career-high five receptions for a career-best 135 yards and a 43-yard touchdown catch at Richmond; Registered four receptions for 31 yards against Delaware.
2006: Played in all 11 games and had 10 receptions for 154 yards; Had one catch for seven yards at Central Florida; Tallied one reception for five yards versus Towson; Credited with two catches for 56 yards at William & Mary; Posted four receptions for 82 yards in win over James Madison; Had two receptions for four yards at Delaware.
Monte Vista High School: Letterwinner in football, basketball and track; Named Offensive team MVP; Selected to the 2004 first team All-Grossmont League; Also the 2004 All East County Team; Three time member of the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team for three years; Named to the 2005 East County Sports All-Academic team.
Personal: Geography and Sociology double major; One of five children of Jerome and Pamela Payton; Born 11/6/87 in Houston, Texas.