|Born:||September 22, 1967|
|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
Payton played with seven different teams over the course of his career.
1996 to 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.
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.
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.