Matt Walter

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Matt Walter
No. 14     Calgary Stampeders
Matt Walter.jpg
Matt Walter at a press conference
Date of birth: (1989-07-20) July 20, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Calgary, Alberta
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: National
Position(s): RB
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
University: Calgary
High school: Bishop O'Byrne
CFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 34
Drafted by: Calgary Stampeders
Organizations
As player:
2011*
2012-present

Calgary Stampeders
Calgary Stampeders

*Off-season or practice roster only
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Matt Walter
Medal record
Men’s American football
Competitor for  Canada
World Championship
Silver 2011 Austria Team Competition

Matthew John Walter (born July 20, 1989 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian football running back for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted 34th overall by the Stampeders in the 2011 CFL Draft and was originally signed by the team on May 26, 2011.[1] He played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos.

College career[edit]

In 2008, Walter was the Canada West nominee for the Hec Crighton Trophy after taking over as the starting running back from Anthony Woodson after he went down with injury.[2]

After attending the Stampeders 2011 training camp, Walter returned to the University of Calgary and the Dinos football team for his final year of college. Walter also starred for Team Canada at the 2011 IFAF World Championships in Vienna, Austria where he earned All-Tournament honors after scoring six touchdowns in three games.

Upon completing his CIS football career in 2011, Walter remained the University of Calgary's All-Time leading rusher and touchdown scorer (all-purpose and rushing). Walter was the Canada West nominee for the Hec Crighton Trophy for the most outstanding player in CIS Football in 2008 and in 2007, the Canada West Rookie of the Year. Walter was a 2 Time All-Canadian and 3 Time Canada West All-Star.

Professional career[edit]

Walter was drafted 34th overall by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2011 CFL Draft and was signed by the team on May 26, 2011.[3]

On December 6, 2011, it was reported that Walter had re-signed with the Stampeders and on March 26, 2012, it was made official by the club.[4][5]

On July 1, 2012, Walter made his regular season CFL Debut with the Calgary Stampeders.

Personal life[edit]

Walter is currently active within the Oil & Gas industry in Calgary after graduating from the Petroleum Land Management Program at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business.[6]

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