Kevin Walter

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Kevin Walter
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Kevin Walter at Texans Training Camp in 2010.
No. --     Free agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-04) August 4, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Lake Forest, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Libertyville (IL)
College: Eastern Michigan
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 255
Debuted in 2003 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Free Agent
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions 356
Receiving Yards 4,379
Average 12.3
Receiving TDs 25
Stats at NFL.com

Kevin Patrick Walter (born August 4, 1981) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Eastern Michigan.

Walter has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans.

Early years[edit]

Walter grew up in Vernon Hills, Illinois where he attended Hawthorn Middle School South, and played wide receiver for Libertyville High School in neighboring Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb 30 minutes north of Chicago. He lettered three times in football, earning first-team all-state honors as a wide receiver after catching 48 passes for 801 yards and 6 touchdowns. He helped the team to a 10-1 record and a berth in the second round of the state tournament. Walter also was selected first-team all-area, all-conference and All-Lake County. He caught 17 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns as a junior.

College career[edit]

Walter attended Eastern Michigan University, where he set school records for receptions (211), receiving yards (2,838), and touchdown catches (20). He also earned first-team All-MAC honors as a senior with 93 receptions for 1,368 receiving yards, which were both school single-season records.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Walter was a late seventh-round pick (255 overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft by the New York Giants out of Eastern Michigan, but was released during training camp.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

After his release from the Giants, Walter signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. Walter spent three years mainly as a backup and special teams player, although he did see action in almost every game of his Bengals career and was actually a starter for a couple of games in 2005.

Houston Texans[edit]

The Houston Texans signed Walter to a restricted free agent tender in 2006, which the Bengals did not match. In return, the Texans gave up a seventh-round pick to the Bengals. After an injury to Pro-bowler Andre Johnson, Walter became the Texans number one receiver and after 8 games in 2007, Walter had 40 catches for 512 yards while also posting a career high game at Jacksonville in week 6 with 12 catches for 160 yards. Walter's best season came in 2008, he had 60 receptions for 899 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was released by the Texans on March 12, 2013.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On April 1, 2013 Walter signed with the Tennessee Titans.[1] On August 27, 2013, the Titans placed Walter on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.[2]

Personal[edit]

He is married to college girlfriend Caroline Gamba Walter. Walter and his wife Caroline have one daughter and one son.

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