Austin Walter

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Austin Walter
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-17) August 17, 1996 (age 23)
Crosby, Texas
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Crosby (TX)
College:Rice
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Austin Walter (born August 17, 1996) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Rice.[1]

College career[edit]

Walter played college football at Rice, where he rushed for 1,744 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 5.1 yards per carry; he also had 79 receptions for 803 yards, and in his senior season, averaged 27.3 yards on 18 kickoff returns.[2]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Walter went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers on May 4, 2019 after a tryout with the team.[3][4][5] He was waived by the 49ers on August 31, 2019.[6]

New York Giants[edit]

On September 18, 2019, Walter was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.[7] Following injuries to starting running back Saquon Barkley and backup Wayne Gallman, Walter was promoted to the 53-man roster on October 10, 2019, but then waived the next day.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rice Owls". Rice Owls. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. ^ "49ers sign undrafted Rice running back Austin Walter after tryout". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  3. ^ "Austin Walter on Instagram: "I've been playing this game since I was 3 years old and today I finally made my dreams come true. I reached the highest level of…"". Instagram. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "49ers sign undrafted Rice RB Austin Walter after tryout". NBCS Bay Area. May 5, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Posey, Kyle (May 5, 2019). "49ers sign RB Austin Walter after tryout". Niners Nation. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "49ers Announce 53-man Roster". 49ers.com. August 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "Giants sign RB Austin Walter to practice squad, release TE C.J. Conrad". Giants Wire. USA Today. September 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Giants waive QB Alex Tanney, promote RB Austin Walter before TNF matchup with Patriots". SNY. October 10, 2019.