Rick Walters (Canadian football)

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Rick Walters
Date of birth (1971-07-19) July 19, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Mandeville, Jamaica
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) SB
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
University Simon Fraser
Career history
As coach
2013–present Alberta Golden Bears (OC)
As player
19941998 Saskatchewan Roughriders
19992003 Edmonton Eskimos
2004 Calgary Stampeders
Awards 2001 - Tom Pate Memorial Award
Honours 2003 - Grey Cup champion

Rick Walters (born July 19, 1971) was an award winning and Grey Cup champion slotback in the Canadian Football League.

Born in Mandeville, Jamaica, Walters moved with his family to Toronto, Ontario at age 7, and then on to Edmonton, Alberta.[1] A graduate of Simon Fraser University, he joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1994. In 1999 he joined his hometown Edmonton Eskimos for a 5-year stint, becoming a Grey Cup champ in 2003. In 2001 he won the prestigious Tom Pate Memorial Award for outstanding community service.[2] He finished his career with a brief stay with the Calgary Stampeders, having caught 221 passes for 2629 yards, scoring 12 touchdowns, and rushing for another 187 yards.[3] He has since become coach of the Edmonton Huskies junior football team.

He is a volunteer with Kids Kottage and Kids with Cancer Society. Presently he works with the Government of Alberta as a Manager of Special Projects including working on the 2009 Grey Cup in Calgary, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2010 Grey Cup in Edmonton. He lives in St. Albert with his wife Jana and their two children Halle and Raea.

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