Payton (6-0, 195, University of Central Florida) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the Indoor Football League. Collegiately, Payton played four years at the University of Central Florida. During his time with the Knights, Payton appeared in a total of 38 games and collected 35 receptions for 409 yards and two touchdowns. Payton excelled on special teams, being named to the Phil Steele All-ACC First Team as a kick returner during his freshman season and returning 43 kicks for 934 yards in his career – his longest being 47 yards. Payton also spent a brief stint at defensive back.